May 2020 Highlights

It feels totally ridiculous to publish this post today. I've been working on it throughout the month and I think it's really important to have these reflection posts - something to allow me to look back at all I've achieved by taking small steps every day. As a relatively new stay at home mom of... Continue Reading →

April 2020 Highlights

This might have been the strangest April in a long time (ever?). I typically enjoy the month, but was very happy to see it end this year. Despite its strangeness, there are definitely highlights to share! I didn't write one of these in March and regret it - I love being able to look back... Continue Reading →

ALL the Notebooks

Have you ever heard of a morning basket? It's a concept that's big in the homeschooling community - it's a basket of books and activities that help the family ease into a day of learning and fun. Well, I have my own version of a mommy morning basket. It sits in a dark corner of... Continue Reading →

Joan Didion’s On Keeping a Notebook

"What is a recipe for sauerkraut doing in my notebook? What kind of magpie keeps this notebook?"On Keeping a Notebook, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, page 138, Joan Didion Thanks to Nina Lacour's podcast On Keeping a Notebook, I've been reconsidering my previous animosity for Joan Didion. I read The Year of Magical Thinking a few years... Continue Reading →

Pausing to Help Reach My Goals

2019 is the year of the PAUSE! This year, I'm making an effort to wait a couple of heartbeats before making a decision or replying when something rubs me the wrong way. Of course, there are moments when I totally blow my lid or lie without meaning to, but I think I'm becoming a bit... Continue Reading →

The Simple Things in Life Are Saving Me

The news cycle is unrelenting. I find myself getting lost in the endless loop of Twitter - the same heartbreaking news stories and pictures, with several hundred different outraged people attached to them. My heart breaks with every scroll through social media. My outrage at America's willingness to vote a miscreant into office is renewed... Continue Reading →

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