I’ve always had a few houseplants scattered on windowsills or side tables, but they’ve never really thrived. I watered them when I remembered, threw away dead ones when I had to, and stood staring in surprise when they actually...
{This piece was written pre-pandemic. While daily life looks different than it did back then, the sentiment of this post still hits home to those of us who have experienced the transition of going back to work after maternity...
Happy October! Imagine walking down the street, wearing a light jacket the crunch of leaves beneath your shoes (or boots if you are feeling really basic). There is a light breeze in the air carrying the faint scent of...
We all want to have that picture-perfect nursery in the Pottery Barn catalog. But is that really practical? Heck no. It is pretty and expensive and has way more than you need. In fact, those picture-perfect nurseries...
  It’s been a long road for families this year, with plenty of change and chaos. With schools announcing their remote and hybrid learning plans, mothers everywhere are wondering how to balance schooling, meal planning, their careers, the household, and...
When the world began to feel heavy it seems as though many of us turned to bread making as a means of literal and figurative nourishment for bodies and souls. An awakening of wild yeasts from the culmination of...
The smell. The mess. The hair EVERYWHERE. Nagging the kids to keep the food and water dishes full. Having a dog was such a nuisance. In my eyes, it was more work - another mouth to feed which created...
Pets. The furry (or scaly!) family members we love so much, the creatures in our homes that do not speak our language but we've bonded with regardless. We buy them special food. We buy them special potty areas or...
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The Mess Can Wait

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As moms, we're pretty hard on ourselves about cleaning and keeping things clean. Too many times I have heard (or admittedly, said myself), "Oh please don't mind the mess, the kids were *insert something here.*" It's always followed up...
  It’s 5:30 pm. You’ve had a long day, the kids are melting down, and everyone wants to know “what’s for dinner?” You’re staring at the fridge and there’s nothing to eat. And you think to yourself...cereal or take-out food?...

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