Parenting is chronic. Sometimes you need to take a break, lest you lose your everlovin’ mind. Locking yourself into the bathroom alone, or miracle of miracles, stepping outside of the house without the kids, provides a blessed bit of space, which allows you to remember that you do, in fact, love these funny little human … Continue reading
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Crystal Moments: On being 13
The light has faded, along with its promise, and you, snuggled up under ocean covers – light deepening to purple, hiding the mysteries beneath – hopeful for a bedtime chat. Slats of morning march inevitably across the floor, and with arm flung across your face, you murmur: not quite yet. A mother’s litany grows as … Continue reading
Bullet Journaling and a special guest
Today, I’m trying something new (for this blog): a video post! Very happy to welcome Cate, and have a conversation with her about Bullet Journals. Please feel free to comment below and let us know what you think!
I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: create a mood board and photograph what inspires you. Since I actually just cleared my desk of nearly everything in my attempt to simplify during Lent, it was fun to pull things out for a review! Here are a few other inspirational things in my … Continue reading
Snowy Beach Walk (part 2)
This post is part of a series February Beautiful; you can also see other posts with photos.
Day 6 of Photography 101: Connect An intergenerational game of rummy – the perfect way to connect with family. I tried to take interesting angles of the cards.
Birds and Bees
“I don’t know what to do about this.” “Sorry, what?” He looked up from his computer. “The situation with the kids? And that country song? Why can’t they just stick to lovesick crooning and runaway dogs and makin’ Momma proud?” I asked. “Uh…what seems to be the problem?” His computer was shut tight now, giving … Continue reading
Is “Every Generation an Island”?
* This post originally appeared on Plumfield Academy’s blog. * ——————– “AS SUMMER DRAWS TO A CLOSE, we prepare for some obvious changes: shorter days, cooler temperatures, a significant drop in ice cream consumption. But another change takes place as well, something whose consequences most of us don’t ordinarily think about. Grown-ups return to work, where … Continue reading
On Turning Nine
The unnatural pink glow from your lava lamp is now the hue in which I see you at night, all snuggled with your brother, the two of you atop ringlets of purple, swirls on the comforter that you chose last year from Target. Your fairy pi’s tossed carelessly over the edge of the bunk … Continue reading
The Gift of Kindness
I had one of those jaw dropping-awesome-can’t believe it-my heart is gonna burst moments over Christmas. Parenting is often hard, but mostly, as my mother-in-law says, it’s chronic. You can go days without really thinking about significant problems, without savoring that special moment, without realizing what an impact you are having on your child, or … Continue reading