Find a system/platform and stick with it. I've used Blurb Booksmart since my very first photo album I created for our wedding. Seven years seems like ages! There have been times I've been tempted by a new system or coupon codes for another company, but at the end of the day I want my books to… Continue reading 5 Tips for Creating Beautiful Photo Books
On Fridays...our favorites! My two best loves reading a favorite bedtime story. Being so inspired to gather people around my table this year (my table might be from IKEA, but it is up to the task)! Wondering: can I host people every month for the rest of the year? Every week? Celebrating a first birthday… Continue reading Friday Five: #6
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!
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
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
And on Fridays we share our five favorites! This article about minimalism and kids sums up a lot of what my instincts have been telling me as I've entered the world of mothering. I choose calm. And a life hack article that reminds me that all the little investments I make for myself and my… Continue reading The Friday Five: #2
I recently discovered this website and it's something my nerdy self can get behind. I don't think I'm unusual--but maybe I am!--in my love of seeing behind the curtain into the lives of others. These little stories of other people's morning routines fascinate me. They've catalogued over 200 morning routines and divided them into categories.… Continue reading Morning Routines
The best ways to prepare siblings for the arrival of a new baby will depend on their age, their personality, and other family factors, but these five ideas can be adapted easily! 1. Give them a job. Engaging children in the arrival of a new baby is a strong foundation for creating a positive relationship… Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare Older Siblings for a New Baby