Category: mothering

Resolutions Not Required

I was talking to Levi today about the fact that today is the last day of this year and that tomorrow will be the start of a new year;  a whole new cycle of seasons and holidays and birthdays. I could tell he had a hard time wrapping his 6 year old brain around this bizarre notion of time…of how…

Crafter-noons

Ah, summer…that special time of year when we stay-at-home parents find out what we’re really made of. Some days, I’m made of mellow patience and full of laughter. Other days…well, let’s not talk about those days, shall we? Or if we must, let’s just say it’s a darn good thing I married a winemaker. Finding little bits of time to…

May 1st

Nanny, I miss you. I miss calling you on the phone to have a chat and yet I hear your voice in my ears all the time. I miss your big, warm embrace and yet I wrap myself up in the warmth of your beautiful crocheted blankets and I feel your love. I miss swapping stories about parenting and hearing you laugh…

Inspire

Inspire:  to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative. What is inspiring to you? Is it the thought-provoking quote you shared on Facebook about living life to its fullest, taking chances or loving out loud? The awesome backyard garden design that you saved on your Pinterest board or the creative…

These Boys…

These boys of mine, they are growing up way too fast. Some days it just slaps me in the face like a wet dish cloth. I now only see glimpses of the babies and toddlers they once were. I look at Levi when he is asleep and just can’t believe that he is 5 1/2 years old already…taking up so…

The Love of Handmade

Last year at Valentine’s Day, I posted a comment on my Facebook page about how disappointed I was that not too many kids give handmade Valentine’s cards anymore.  Levi was in still in preschool and I was so disheartened by all of the cartoon/super hero-laden, store bought cards that he received. It made me sad, really, to think that this…