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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 […]

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Essential Oils: Wellness

  HEALTH. I have to admit, using oils for health purposes was where I felt the most skeptical when I jumped on this bandwagon. Natural cleaning products, sure. Homemade beauty remedies, great. But using oils to combat germs and ward off sickness? Please. I didn’t think there was a whole […]

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Dreaming of Home

Lately, we’ve been talking about houses. “What! That’s crazy! Why would you ever move!?” you might be thinking. Trust me, the day I moved in here I vowed never to leave of my own free will. But let me explain. Yes, we live in the most beautiful old farmhouse in the […]