August 2020 Highlights

I'm very happy to say goodbye to August and hello to September. Hello Fall! I've been writing these monthly highlight posts to wrap up each month. So much of what I do each day is immediately undone -- cleaning, cooking, putting away laundry --it all needs to be done again every day and it can... Continue Reading →

3 Tips for Daily Journaling

Last Tuesday was a special day for me - it marked 100 straight days of daily journaling! I've been a journaler since I was a little girl, but I've always struggled with consistency. It was easier to journal daily once I switched to writing in the morning, but I still found it difficult to haul... Continue Reading →

June 2020 Highlights

The end of June slipped by and we're already several days into July! I considered skipping my June highlights post, but knew that I'd regret it down the road. I write these posts because I love seeing all of my small efforts throughout the month add up to something much bigger. Each day, I try... Continue Reading →

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 →

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