Apples I celebrated my very first Mother's Day as a mother. I've enjoyed this new title - with all the joy, love, and responsibility that has come with it- and it was special to have a day dedicated to it. We had a long weekend away as a family in Lisbon. Though it rained most … Continue reading March’s Apples & Onions
Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, is beautiful in the spring. Down House is within a day's drive from London, and it's well worth the trip. My husband is interested in Darwin and his work, but relatively speaking, I knew very little about him before our visit. I especially enjoyed seeing the spaces he … Continue reading Down House, Charles Darwin’s Home
If you know me, you know that Marc Chagall is one of my all time favorite artists. I love the magical, ethereal feel I get when looking on his floating women. When I discovered that there was a church in Kent - an easy drive from London - with stained-glass windows by Chagall, I knew … Continue reading Chagall Windows at All Saints Church, Tudeley
My sister recently recommended The Five Love Languages to me, and I've already recommended it to two others. Why? Because Gary Chapman coherently and succinctly explains how people communicate love. Chapman wrote the book based on years of experience as a marriage counselor. I'm thankful that he decided to stop and review his experiences to … Continue reading The Five Love Languages, Review
Spinach is smeared across his face and decorates his nose. The early-spring, late-evening light stretches across the yard. After an uncharacteristically warm day, we are eating our dinner outside. This is W's first meal after trying cucumber and avocado in the morning. He has taken to the concept pretty well, at least the concept of … Continue reading The Sixth Month, Reflection
We celebrated one of my dear friend's birthdays ... and one of the best bits was that we got to go out on the town (W in tow, of course)! My husband found a really great new-to-us bar that combines three loves: art, books, and cocktails! Add being there with some of my best people, … Continue reading Enjoyed Last Week
When I was packing my hospital bag, I found it difficult to find a practical list of things I might need during the birth. There were many lists out there, but they seemed to differ drastically, and I couldn't always see why those items were useful. It seemed you had to plan for a million … Continue reading What was in my hospital bag?
It's been a little quiet around here recently, on the blog I mean. That has partly been because I've been enjoying some time away from social media and instead consuming parenting books (sleep, food, and behavior) in my "free" moments. But it's also due to life getting a little crazy. When I say crazy, I … Continue reading Falling Behind (and getting going again)