I love tea. Even before I knew how to intentionally choose plants to heal or comfort or nourish, I loved sipping a warm cup on a cold day. There's something about tea that nourishes and comforts beyond the body, and so I've tried to make it a daily practice in our homeschool day to brew… Continue reading Daily Tea Ritual
I was asked to share My Happy Place by one of my favorite mommy bloggers Three Boys And a Mom (check out her blog if you haven't!), and the timing couldn't be more perfect. It's funny. Sort of.... We just got back from my Mama's house. We went for Thanksgiving. A long weekend. I snapped… Continue reading My Happy Place
When I was pregnant, I imagined all the time what life would be like with a sweet little baby in my arms. I envisioned how sweet life would be, and the things we would do together. I imagined how motherhood would look, and I wanted to look like so many of the pictures I had… Continue reading Happy International Babywearing Week!
Yesterday, I went to church. I've been a sporadic church goer for years, and I'm trying to make it a point to be more consistent about it. Not because I think going to church makes me a better Christian or is the only way to be a better or even decent person. There are many… Continue reading A Season for Everything.
Up late and nursing my son to sleep, I saw this Huff Post Parents article show up on my facebook feed. 101 Things I Will Teach My Daughter. The subheading was, "7. Even if he bought you dinner, you owe him nothing." And something stirred within me. True, it was late. True, I have only… Continue reading A Few Things I Would Teach My Daughter.
Since Summer slipped out of my hands before I could even realize it was gone in my sleepless-nights-mental-fog induced my new motherhood, I've decided to make a list of traditions that I'd like to incorporate for our growing little family for fall--my favorite season. But who am I kidding. I love all seasons. Each one… Continue reading Fall Traditions.
Anywhere love can be found is where God is. All we have to do is look.
It's been cooler lately. Rainy. Summer is whispering her last secrets through the weeds and over the lakes, through the tips of trees and on my cheek. In the mornings I run with a long-sleeved shirt and feel my legs shiver until they move enough to get warm. I cover E's legs with an extra… Continue reading I Want a New Tattoo.
Sorry it's been so quiet around here! We went on another camping trip--better prepared this time around. 🙂 We also camped in cabins--they didn't have running water, and evenings were spent around campfires, so I still consider it camping. It was beautiful. We camped on the Missouri River in South Dakota. We spent our days… Continue reading Campfires, Crickets, Boobs, Babies and Faith.
We spent part of the weekend by the water. We, or I at least, spent the weekend reflecting. When I was pregnant, I kept having a dream I would give birth to a bear cub. Blame it on weird hormones or wild premonition. Lately my little one has been growling. I mean, for real. Like… Continue reading This Is Not A Competition.