I did it!

I'm still waiting to feel like a zen homemaker instead of a frantic toddler mom in yoga pants and sort of clean hair when Bryant walks in the door to find me in a war zone of a kitchen wiping gobs of dinner off our little Ikea table.

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When life hands you mud puddles

We've had a record rain streak here and it has thrown a bit of a wrench in our spring routine. Park days, runs in our trusty double jogger, and spontaneous walks to look at the ducks who have taken up residence in our pool have all been infrequent. We spend a lot of time cooking in … Continue reading When life hands you mud puddles

Why I won’t stop telling my daughters they’re beautiful

Beauty is a tricky thing. We all seek it out. We go to art museums, attend concerts, decorate our homes and share photos of moments of beautiful days. But when it comes to our daughters, "beautiful" has become almost a bad word. Well-intentioned and thoughtful blog posts like this and this have been floating around a lot lately-- admonitions against … Continue reading Why I won’t stop telling my daughters they’re beautiful

Holy curiosity & the inquisitiveness of children

"Curiosity, I’m learning, lifts my gaze from the mundane and ordinary to catch glimmers of the extraordinary. When I’m prompted to look up from the temporary, eternity breaks through." I'm delighted to be guest blogging over at carameredith.com today about her wonderful guest theme for the year, Holy Curiosity. I love Cara's words about everything, from motherhood … Continue reading Holy curiosity & the inquisitiveness of children