Joyful, Joyful

This was from a few weekends ago at Garden of the Gods. My husband snapped it from his phone and just showed me this week. It was the last really nice day before the cold and snow set in. It was a day that we woke up together as a family. It was a day … Continue reading Joyful, Joyful

Winter Bucket List Part 1

It's not quite 9am, and it's 3 degrees outside right now. A whopping 3 degrees warmer than it was when we woke up. It's lightly snowing, and as pretty as it is, it's November. November! The month that is still supposed to be autumn. But one look outside frigidly illustrates that winter is here. Rather … Continue reading Winter Bucket List Part 1

Fall/Winter Daily Rhythm

Hello November. Hello time change that makes no sense if you have kids or pets. Hello wool sweaters & knit hats, jackets & mittens. Hello baked goods, life-affirming soups, afternoon tea, a bigger mug of coffee in the mornings. Hello candlelight, good books, reflection time, more yoga, new daily rhythms. I've been meaning to write … Continue reading Fall/Winter Daily Rhythm

Practical Magic.

I've never been a big fan of scary movies. On Halloween night, I usually prefer to stay at home and pass out candy while watching movies. My favorite is Practical Magic.  It's one of my favorite movies--not just for Halloween night. I love this movie for any night. Truth. I do have a minor obsession … Continue reading Practical Magic.

The Weight of Motherhood.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Ours was rough with a teething boy, but we managed to sneak away to Boulder for a short "hike" & some gorgeous fall color. Also, I am honored to be a guest blogger at Denver Natural Mom! You can check it out The Weight of Motherhood here if … Continue reading The Weight of Motherhood.

Beauty and Bread.

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."  -John Muir We went to the woods on Monday. It was our two year … Continue reading Beauty and Bread.

Happy International Babywearing Week!

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!

A Season for Everything.

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.

A Few Things I Would Teach My Daughter.

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.

A Promise to My Son.

  According to the calendar, it's still summer, but something always shifts within me after Labor Day weekend. Something shifts in the air too. The light is different in the morning and in the evening. Morning runs require an extra layer. The windows are closed before bed. The neighborhoods are more somber, silent; the schools … Continue reading A Promise to My Son.