Friday Five: #9

Five favorites for this week? Read on! Using The Sweethome has been the best! I love buying a product that I feel confident in without having to do hours of research. So far, we've gotten a mop, a bike lock, and popsicle molds on their recommendation. We have not been disappointed. Reading some good thoughts… Continue reading Friday Five: #9

Friday Five: #6

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

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

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

The Friday Five: #2

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

Best Book of January

In January I read The Spy, The Sound of Gravel, Lilac Girls, Hollow City, and The Rosie Effect. And the winner of the auspicious title Elizabeth's Best Book of January: a tie. I know, such a cop-out. But truly, I read two really phenomenal books in January and both so different. First, The Sound of Gravel… Continue reading Best Book of January

Reading: For the Children’s Sake

For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay was a Christmas gift from my mother. This rather thin book contains a wealth of information and educational ideas based on the teachings of Charlotte Mason. I've heard the Mason name before in association with education, but this was my introduction to her. I must say, I'm smitten.… Continue reading Reading: For the Children’s Sake