Burke, this evening at 10:36 you turned eight. Even now, as I listen to your unrestrained laughter with friends in the other room, I can scarcely believe it. Eight years. Just. Like. That.… Continue reading

three minutes with Blythe

  Here’s three minutes with our giggly six-year-old: unscripted, unrehearsed, limited editing. Enjoy!  

a nostalgic longing

Many of us who aren’t farmers or gardeners still have some element of farm nostalgia in our family past, real or imagined: a secret longing for some connection to a life where a… Continue reading

you are my sunshine

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. -Kurt Vonnegut It’s mid-February and already our trees… Continue reading

{toddlers} learning at home

For a while now I’ve had other moms ask, “how do you do it? I want to homeschool, but I don’t know where to begin! Help.”  In great effort to do just that,… Continue reading

the greatest of these is love

Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing. ― Thérèse de Lisieux On this day internationally commemorating love, it seems easier to focus on the deeds — the perfect date, flowers, chocolates,… Continue reading

threads | Parisian chic

blouse | jacket | pants | belt | clutch | lipstick | heels | ring This last weekend I finally cleaned up my bedroom — something I sort of loathe doing but do… Continue reading


. . . Sometimes I dream that everything in the world is here, in my room, in a great closet, named and orderly, and I am here too, in front of it, hardly… Continue reading

the non-diaper bag

Have I mentioned I’m a daydreamer? I know, a daydreaming homeschooler is such a cliche, but truly, words, pictures, ideas — they stir regularly in the space between my ears in such a… Continue reading

January outakes

It seems winter went on strike at some point this month, but we didn’t mind. Instead we did what all of you with real winters will do several months from now while we’re… Continue reading

on the table | dark chocolate cake

Is there anything quite like a really good piece of chocolate cake? Not to me. It’s simple, unpretentious, and always delicious — and did I mention, it’s made with chocolate?  So when I had… Continue reading

wild + free

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. — Maya Angelou This warm winter weather has continued, allowing for countless… Continue reading

day hike

As I mentioned last week, lately we’ve been indoors more than usual, and while I value indoor activities in their own manner, there’s nothing quite like exploring the outdoors, especially with children. We… Continue reading

three minutes with Olive

  While I have millions (I’m sure) of pictures of my children and even several letters and stories about them, I have very little video — very little of their perspectives, like/dislikes, voices.… Continue reading

threads | wine night

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10   These long, blustery January nights are the perfect excuse to host a small,… Continue reading