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A spring cannoli

Hello there! How are you? I disappeared for a little while. But here I am. The rain is falling, the toddler is napping, the tea is steeping. And right now, I feel like writing. For no other purpose than the simple pleasure of writing something down. We are here for such a short time, shouldn’t… Continue reading A spring cannoli

Creativity · Kids · motherhood · Parenting

Just us, right now

One morning Dallas walks over to me on the couch, where I’m sitting with a Papermate Inkjoy pen and blue Hilroy notebook. I’m halfway through the three pages of my “stream of consciousness” writing. He takes a minute to look at the page filled with words, gibberish to his 4 year old eyes. “How do… Continue reading Just us, right now

Creativity · Kids · motherhood · Self-Care

Stealing moments, leaving a trail to be proud of

Yesterday I woke just after 6 with my toddler. The sky is still dark, the crescent moon hanging high in the sky. While my groggy eyes are still trying to open, he wastes no time in starting his day. His chubby hands grab two toy cars on the coffee table, leftover from last night’s play.… Continue reading Stealing moments, leaving a trail to be proud of

Creativity · Friendship · life · motherhood · work

Caramel lattes and advice for when you find yourself with no roadmap

If you’ve been following along with me for a little while now, you would not be surprised that I am approaching 2018 with expectation. With hopes for new challenges to come my way. It is both an exciting place to be and a frustrating one. To have no idea what your role is in the… Continue reading Caramel lattes and advice for when you find yourself with no roadmap

Creativity · Family · Friendship · Holidays · Kids · life · motherhood · work

Hello, 2018

Happy New Year! We celebrated in traditional parenting style, by staying home in our slippers. The boys ate chicken fingers and hashbrowns and after the ketchup had been wiped from their fingers and cheeks and hair, the crumbs swept, the stories read and lullabies sang, their little tired bodies plopped into bed, not even 8… Continue reading Hello, 2018

Creativity · Faith · Family · life · motherhood

On finding home, your safe and solid ground

Last year my husband came home with a sailboat. Well, he came home with the news that he had bought a sailboat, the actual boat he had moored just a 40 minutes drive from our house, in the cove at the bottom of my grandmother’s property in Chester. My husband took to sailing very quickly,… Continue reading On finding home, your safe and solid ground

Creativity · Family · Kids · Mindfulness · motherhood · Parenting

A sick day, a hair dryer, and thoughts on a life well lived

It all started a few weeks ago when I woke up on a Monday morning feeling sick. If you’re a mother of little ones you’ll know all too well the next thought that ran through my head, which went something like this: Nooooo, not today. Not on a day when my kids are home with… Continue reading A sick day, a hair dryer, and thoughts on a life well lived