What not sewing for KCW looks like…

I love Kids Clothes Week for a lot of reasons. Each time I've participated, I've had varying degrees of success. Sometimes I've cranked garments out and had awesome results. Other times I've gotten really cozy with my seam ripper. This year I set my expectations pretty low, and while I sewed up the Study Hall … Continue reading What not sewing for KCW looks like…

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{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. [pop over to Soule Mama to link up your Friday moment too]

The Wait is Over!

You may have noticed that the blog has been a little quiet this week. Well, I'd like to introduce you to the reason. Meet Reid. Last Monday night, he made his way into the world. He has completed our family in a way we didn't know possible. He is snuggly and smells of baby loveliness … Continue reading The Wait is Over!

Learning to just BE

I have a tendency to look ahead. To make plans, playdates, lists, schedules, routines. When I'm doing one thing, I'm often thinking about what I need to do next. This is the way of motherhood, to some extent. As we're dressing the kids, we're planning the day in our heads. As we are doing the … Continue reading Learning to just BE

Some Weeks You Just Don’t Win [or why it’s okay not to]

Some weeks, babies wake up early from their naps every day. Mostly because of their older brothers. And you mis-trace the same pants pattern twice. In an hour. And the house is messier than it is clean. And boys fall off the bed and hit their heads on the dresser and need five stitches. And … Continue reading Some Weeks You Just Don’t Win [or why it’s okay not to]

To You

To the woman who has lost her mama, and longs for her wisdom and conversation. To the mama who is tired of doing it all alone or isn't sure she's doing it right. To the woman with the mama heart, who longs for babies of her own. To the woman whose babies aren't here for … Continue reading To You

On Motherhood

This afternoon, a dear friend stopped by my house for a visit. We chatted about her upcoming wedding plans, and I shared some things that have been going on with my kiddos. At one point, I said, "This parenting gig... it's hard. Really good, but hard." She responded, "Most things that are worthwhile usually are." … Continue reading On Motherhood