Sunday Lunch

In our family, Sunday afternoon means a shared meal around a large, worn table. Everyone is included; the children squeeze in between adults and the volume increases dramatically. The food isn’t fancy or fussy but warm and nourishing and delicious. There is always dessert (usually one of those doctored-up cakes with fruit and maybe whippedContinue reading “Sunday Lunch”

Back to the Gym

Today I went back to the gym after growing a baby, birthing a beautiful son, helping him learn to eat and sleep, and generally keeping a family and home running (somewhat) smoothly for almost a year. And I know you were wondering so yes, those are my legs in the photo. Last year at thisContinue reading “Back to the Gym”

The Real Reason We Are Homeschooling

After giving a little life update on Instagram recently and sharing that our family has decided to homeschool, I had a handful of friends message me and ask that I share more about what led to this decision. There are so many elements that have contributed to our arrival at this decision that it’s kindContinue reading “The Real Reason We Are Homeschooling”

A Question for Our Time

Handing the cashier my card to pay, I try to make eye contact and offer a smile. She avoids my look, glances down at my hugely pregnant belly, and mumbles, “Mmm hmm” in response. I take the hint and move along; no worries on my part. The next customer steps up to pay– it isContinue reading “A Question for Our Time”

Fall 2017 Beauty Treats

It’s Wednesday, it’s been a long week already (anyone else?), and we’re just barely on the cusp of an *actual* season change…so let’s talk fun fall stuff, okay? My brain can’t handle much else. Fall fashion (including beauty) is hands down the best sartorial season and no, you can’t argue with me, its a plainContinue reading “Fall 2017 Beauty Treats”

Six Books To Get You Offline

After a weekend like this past one, with continued social unrest and all forms of media being used and abused in overdrive, you may be feeling like you need a break from the internet- some respite from the noise. And that is okay. To want to unplug and create space for yourself to process, toContinue reading “Six Books To Get You Offline”

A Holy Distillation

The challenge of writing is actually doing the work of it. Let me share a bit of unedited brain dump, lifted directly from my journal recently– “Can we talk about how distracted I become when I sit down to (intentionally, purposefully) write? I am suddenly inspired to reorganize my closet (and go online shopping forContinue reading “A Holy Distillation”

Compassion: Make the first move

Sometimes we think of compassion as passive, as if it’s only an emotional feeling or intention. If you are anything like me, the word compassion might not be one that you initially relate to, as it is typically used to describe someone openly empathetic or emotionally sensitive and expressive. My heart does not live onContinue reading “Compassion: Make the first move”