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Music for the Afternoon Mess

Somewhere amid the tidy online images, the Mess exists. I capitalize Mess because it seems to live and exist on its own, creeping in and out of corners unannounced. Between the creative projects and delicious meals are spilled paints and sprawling…
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MUSIC IN THE HOME | a playlist for Daily Rhythms

“Music is the art of thinking with sounds.” ― Jules Combarieu Books and music have always created a backdrop for our days at home together, even as the specific rhythms have varied through the years. During our children’s early…
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for the weekend | favorite books on parenting

Weekends are always the best time for personal reading. On Saturdays, I tend to stay in my PJs longer and often meander back into my bed with coffee and a book, a small gratitude with having older children. A couple of people have recently…
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WEEKEND | 5 FAVORITE PODCASTS ON CREATIVITY

My mother has frequently told me, "We will often do for our children that which we won't do for ourselves. Sometimes that's how we learn." I've witnessed that wisdom in my years of mothering again and again. When I share little instructional…
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for the weekend | books on simplicity

For as long as I can remember, Mark and I have used the term simple in relation to some aspect of our life and personal aesthetic. For us it has always been a way to draw attention to quality over quantity, to enjoy having less amid the…
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light for the dark season

The world is dark, and light is precious. Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux For all of us, there are life seasons that feel bright and effortless. We move through our days with sun-kissed hearts, alive and alert to life and to…

haven magazine

My family and I are leaving today for an extended Thanksgiving holiday and 35 hours of driving. I know this thought stresses most parents out, but we love long roadtrips with our family--journeying somewhere together a little slower, listening…

mixtape no. 05 | fall

It will be another month before the leaves begin to fall and the Autumn season remains--my favorite part of the year. Until then, we're waiting, preparing our home with Fall scents, tastes, and sounds. We're spending more of our days outdoors…