A First Birthday Party!

Over the weekend we celebrated my daughter's first birthday party with family and friends. It was such a lovely celebration of a first year. A first year as parents. A first year of joy. A first year of learning so much. I'm beyond grateful for the gift of our daughter, and the wonderful community of… Continue reading A First Birthday Party!

Best Book of March

During March I read The Trespasser, The Versions of Us, Journey to Munich, Love Warrior, Montessori From the Start, and Essentialism. Essentialism was hands down the winner of the month. Most likely the year. I wrote a whole post about that book, so a little bit about the first runner-up: Montessori From the Start. This book… Continue reading Best Book of March

Friday Five: #5

On Fridays? Our favorites. This post about the things children really need even if they don't always seem to appreciate them. Oh, validation! This podcast episode for reassuring me that the year of marriage after having a baby can be so hard. And also creative date night ideas! Standing in my kitchen, listening to a podcast, sun… Continue reading Friday Five: #5

Reflections on One Year & Infertility

My baby turned one. My baby. The one I dreamed of for years. The one I longed for through heartache and loss. I couldn't know back then that my baby would one day be. She would be one. She would be ours. As I peed on sticks and bought more tampons, I didn't know she… Continue reading Reflections on One Year & Infertility

Easter Basket for a 1-year-old

One of the things I most look forward to as a wife and mother is creating traditions for my family. Traditions have been of utmost importance to me my whole life; my faith has a heavy emphasis on tradition and my parents also raised me to honor tradition. Some traditions are big and important, and… Continue reading Easter Basket for a 1-year-old

Friday Five: #4

And on Friday, our favorites! What are yours this week? See mine below! A new workout class with cardio, weights, and core strengthening and leaves me feeling all the endorphins. Exercising with my friend makes it all the better: partner for commiserating about how much our hamstrings hurt the next day. Podcast #91 of Sorta Awesome… Continue reading Friday Five: #4

All The Philosophies

I'm a bit of a dabbler when it comes to philosophies and styles and theories of education and development. I read a lot, but I'm unable to choose just one. I love Erikson because his ideas about an identity struggle at each stage of life makes so much sense to me. As infants we're struggling… Continue reading All The Philosophies

The Friday Five: #3

And on Fridays, our favorites! My favorites this week: This article about honoring the role of being a mama. So good. And another article --about allowing our light and joy to shine forth rather than hiding behind our masks. Breakfast for three on a Saturday morning. These lines from a prayer I've been reading during Lent:… Continue reading The Friday Five: #3

Best Book of February

In February I read For the Children's Sake, Library of Souls,The Rest of God, The Girl on the Train, Big Little Lies, Traveling Mercies, and Carry On. The winner of the Best Book of February is: For the Children's Sake. Traveling Mercies was a close second. I've been working to incorporate more non-fiction into my reading this year, and… Continue reading Best Book of February