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Easy Easter Cards

Tuesday afternoon, in attempt to distract Emmett from his constant summiting of our dining room table, we decided to make some Easter cards. I don’t usually make cards for Easter, but I thought it would be fun to give them to his grandparents and great-aunt, who is hosting our Easter meal […]

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Weekly Meal Planning

This week, as I unconsciously sat at the table planning out our weekly meals, it struck me that somewhere along the way we seem to have fallen into a pretty nice rhythm. Though it feels like just yesterday that I was planted on the couch breastfeeding 6-8 hours a day with a tiny newborn, […]

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Feeling Blue

I haven’t wanted to write lately because I haven’t wanted to be honest with myself about how things are really going. I’ve been repeating “I love my life,” unconsciously to myself, willing it to be true. But it’s been a tough winter, and at times I’ve felt pretty down in […]

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An Inconvenient Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about convenience lately. About all the many things I do, buy and consume in it’s name. Being the parent of a young child, especially in the early years, you feel entitled to certain conveniences because your life is already a lot of work. But something about that outlook often feels wrong […]

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Handmade Valentines

Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite holiday of them all. It seems, despite my best efforts to manage my expectations, I always experience some sort of romantic let down. It’s silly, really. The one day of the year when the romantic nature I do my best to keep to […]

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Ordinary Day

I don’t know what it was about today, but today was perfect. We didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. In fact, we didn’t do much at all. We played, took naps, made some Waldorf stars to add color to these gray February days, hung Valentine’s Day decorations and made a […]