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My oldest son is five today. I’ve always thought I was a little strange because my kids’ birthdays have come and gone without much nostalgia on my part. I have never been sad to see a birthday pass because I had just spent the last year trying to get them to the ‘next step’ of […]
I’ve always been a person who reacts to life and takes the safest, easiest route possible. Let me elaborate, I’ve worked hardest on things I was good at or enjoyed, all the other things fell off my list of considerations. Turns out this is an unsatisfactory method of living and I’ve been trying to be […]
My husband laughs at the tower of clean laundry I crowd into the living room once a week . I gradually queue it up in the basement then spend an evening instagramming my full baskets, watching a movie, sorting laundry (side note: I don’t fold my kids’ clothes, that’s nonsense!) and protecting my whiskey glass from […]
Dear friend, Today my heart ached for you, and I don’t mean that as cliché. I clutched my hands to my chest and winced, there was a grief inside me, shooting down to the deep parts of my love for you. A love, our love, so knowing and intuitive that I can feel your pain […]
Lately my one and half year old has a new game. He spins and spins in circles and then stumbles around laughing like a maniac. Because turns out kids are tiny little glorious maniacs. And like most other homes with maniacs, there always seems to be someone not wearing pants or peeing behind a tree, […]
We have all settled. For a relationship not leading anywhere, a job we hated, a botched dye job, overpriced quinoa flour, a wardrobe of clothes we kinda like but not really. On one hand, settling can be a good thing, it rustles up those parts of us that we let solidify into entitlement. When it becomes […]
Today I’m sharing a post over at Erika’s site, Overflow, her blog is the homebase of the #wholemama link up. Each week we are given a theme word and write our own thoughts on it. This week the word is “change”, here is a bit of my post. . . . My oldest son has […]
It’s been a year since everything changed. This time one year ago I was reading The Joy of Less and Seven after hearing about them on Instagram. These books rustled me up, made me uncomfortable, motivated me to make some big changes. They were marked with an obvious purging of the house, but the results […]
I’ve been talking with a new friend about how our iPhones help us or hurts us as mothers. How do we teach our kids to use it as a tool rather than a distraction or substitute? How do we use our online relationships for real growth and friendship? How does technology change motherhood? When will […]
So this time one year ago I decided I wanted to purge the house. Room by room, drawer by drawer, I began getting rid of things that I didn’t find useful, beautiful, or sentimental. Turns out this is like really hard and stuff because it means finding the time to do it, sorting everything into […]