BOOKS – MUSIC – PODCASTS

15 Nature Activities + Books to Enjoy Spring Flowers
Perhaps one of the best parts of Spring weather is all of the wildflowers blooming. We naturally are outdoors more, and so I always look for ways to bridge the natural world in my children’s
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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