Visiting an Orthodox Monastery

A couple weeks ago, daughter and I brought our friends to visit the Orthodox monastery closest to our home. I've been to visit several times before and this was daughter's second visit. It was such a joy to introduce our friends to this beautiful and holy place. I had many intentions of bringing daughter her… Continue reading Visiting an Orthodox Monastery

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Friday Five: #15

Happy Friday--what did you learn or love this week? Loved this article with encouragement and ideas for organizing your life! And this one with great ideas for a creativity boost! Celebrating the 4th with family and friends was wonderful! I'm not a big Youtuber, but found this wonderful parenting channel! Bonus: awesome accent! And stepping outside… Continue reading Friday Five: #15

Starting a Simple Creative Project Together

Inspired by this photography project and in need of a creative outlet of any kind, I talked my sister into starting a photo project. We would each take a picture during our day: she in Wisconsin, me in Michigan. Across the lake. I'd do the editing (since that's my love) and put them into a… Continue reading Starting a Simple Creative Project Together

Friday Five: #14

Time for all our favorites! Reading Mama Natural's pregnancy guide and loving it! (spoiler alert: I bought her online birth course and truly feel that's what helped me give birth more naturally) A really phenomenal read about creating a beautiful and rich environment for your young child Montessori-style! Visiting the monastery. A perfect reminder that our seemingly… Continue reading Friday Five: #14

One Thing I Learned that Has Made All The Difference in How I Think About my Toddler

We're standing in church and she hits my face and then looks for my reaction. She is my daughter--I'm not quite sure if I can call her a toddler yet, as crawling is still her primary mode of transportation--and she reaches to hit me again. Before I learned a new way of thinking of my… Continue reading One Thing I Learned that Has Made All The Difference in How I Think About my Toddler