Three Things: Winter is Coming Edition (plus a bonus goodie!)

Temps are dropping, skies are grey, and gusts of wind whip the last of the golden leaves to blanket the ground. We are saying goodbye to glorious fall and bracing ourselves for a long winter–a winter spent (mostly) at home, no doubt, and in need of accoutrements. In the spirit of making-the-most out of ourContinue reading “Three Things: Winter is Coming Edition (plus a bonus goodie!)”

Front Porch Prayers (for a Slow Summer Afternoon)

It’s mid-week, late afternoon, sitting-in-the-porch-rocker time and I’m watching birds dive-bomb for treasures in the yard. My mason jar of iced coffee went down too fast and I want another one, mostly because it was delicious, but also because it is a humid 87 degrees out (and the coffee brings sweet relief).

12 Tried & True Productivity Hacks (for busy families)

I recently ranted about the distinct lack of useful productivity hacks in an article that teased that offering in the title, and I didn’t want to leave y’all hanging like I had been–so I thought I would offer some of my own strategies for keeping the domestic life on track.

SHARED: “No Happy Harmony” by Elizabeth C. Corey

“Both the ethical imperatives I’ve described—“must work” and “must stay at home”—reflect noble desires, the one for talents fully used and the other for the vocation of motherhood. But I worry that both are too often promoted ideologically, prescribed as answers to the anxieties young women naturally feel about what they should do. This problemContinue reading “SHARED: “No Happy Harmony” by Elizabeth C. Corey”

how building a house is changing me

We are building a house. Well, to be accurate, we are working with a good friend who is also a contractor and we are collaboratively building our future home. This is the house in which we hope to see our boys grow into men; this is the one in which we hope to put downContinue reading “how building a house is changing me”

countering “the patriarchy” (we need good men)

As Alabama and Ohio are passing legislation effectively banning abortions in their respective states this week, the online “conversation” (if you can even call it that) on the topic has reached a fever pitch. This is a cause that I care deeply about and have invested my own time, money, energy, and tears over, soContinue reading “countering “the patriarchy” (we need good men)”

SHARED: “Real Talk: Solo Parenting Survival Tips” — Design For Mankind

“…when it comes time for me to scan my own boarding pass weeks later, I find I’m a split blend of overjoyed and heavyhearted, all in the span of a single sec.” via Real Talk: Solo Parenting Survival Tips — Design For Mankind

three things: advice to all the moms with littles

There is a slew of advice to be found in the mom-blog universe, so I’ll leave the methodical parenting to the experts (ha! The experts. Really, YOU are the expert re: your own children. But I digress.) I’m pretty good at giving practical, bullet-point style advice and now that I have three boys of myContinue reading “three things: advice to all the moms with littles”

find shelter, dear mama

My sister-in-law is a new mother to a sweet 10 week old lil peanut and she was recently able to steal away with her mom and sister to see a Broadway show, making it the first time she was apart from her new love. My brother did great flying solo, btw, but when she wasContinue reading “find shelter, dear mama”