MOTHERHOOD

on courage

Sometimes perfectionist slips in here, only wanting to present that part of our life which is pretty and organized and complete (even in thought). I try to sit down and write out the drafted in-betweens, the messy [emotional, physical, spiritual]…

weekend snippets

The last few months have consisited of moving, living with one bathroom, unpacking, living without a stove, homeschooling, fixing the fridge, unpacking some more, fixing the second bathroom, being without electricity, getting a new stove,…

25/52

"a weekly portrait of each of my children in 2014" liam // you built a flying ship (complete with propelled wings) for a local Lego exhibition and called it the Flying Fish. burke // watching you submerge in a friend's pool this week,…

finding boundaries

Time has stopped almost entirely here these last two months. Offline, we are fumbling through changes again, wrapping up our school year (finally), beginning new and larger home projects, and still trying to find that unclear balance between so many…
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on change

I have always considered myself a lover of change. A new soap scent, a different routine, a fresh arrangement of furniture in a room. Those are the fun changes, the ones I initiate to give fresh experience to something that might otherwise…

wild + free | a beautiful homeschooling conference

I'm so excited to announce I will be speaking at WILD + FREE, a beautiful homeschooling conference in Virginia Beach September 19-21. I will sharing a bit more about our homeschooling journey right alongside several other inspiring mothers.…

family time // breakfast al fresco

When the kids were littler, Mark and I would load them into the double jogger or onto our back or into the bike trailer every evening after dinner. During those years of wakeful nights and tired bodies, we used that time to share our day-happenings…
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discovering what matters

Last week, Blythe and I were discussing making something together, a little bracelet--the smallest of things, really--but not to a seven-year-old. She turned to me and said, “but you won’t be able to help. You’re always too busy.”…