“I don’t sew” vs a pile of possibilty.

I don't sew. But in the last two days I've recovered four throw pillows, freehanded three tote bags for the kids' library books, and mended a quilt. All this because my older sister asked to store and possibly use her extra sewing machine as a favor to her closet space. And also could she offload … Continue reading “I don’t sew” vs a pile of possibilty.

No. 1: It must look boring.

Something about having three young kids makes you a little more guarded about any scrap of potential quietish time you could possibly have. Lately we've been playing in the front yard a lot because the kids are loving the front yard things: bikes, scooters, and swings. And our backyard is pretty small so it makes … Continue reading No. 1: It must look boring.

Christmas Joy {#Wholemama}

Christmas is so soon and joyful, but it can be so overwhelming. All the people, the planning, the presents, the pitiful sugar crazed children. -- Ok, maybe that p-phrase was a stretch, but whatever. -- These children can be so pitiful when they're overwhelmed with Christmas expectations. "Say thank you." "Wait your turn." "That's not … Continue reading Christmas Joy {#Wholemama}

2: live life awake

Over the years I have discovered the art of living life awake instead of letting it slide by. When you are little your parents take the brunt of the workload required as you learn to live life better. Do's and don'ts, lectures and lengthy conversations. They teach you how to learn from mistakes and how … Continue reading 2: live life awake