The smell of a school always feels like home to me. It’s an indefinable combination of ink, floor wax, the ghost of school lunches, and pencil shavings. Every school I’ve ever been in smells the same somehow, and stepping though the door instantly transports me back to my teaching days. But this time I hold … More Mama Musings: Becoming a kindergarten mama
Well folks, here we are on the official first day of fall. Here in the South the weather has yet to catch up to the calendar (our highs are still averaging in the high 80s), but those lazy days of summer are a thing of the past and we are barreling straight into our fall … More Mama musings: What to do when life suddenly becomes complicated
Here I sit with my computer on my lap. Charlotte is playing quietly in her room, Tessa is down for a nap. The dog is asleep on the couch next to me. Though we had a delightful rumbly storm blow through this morning, and more rain is predicted, right now the sun shines brightly and … More Mama musings: what summer reminds me about hope
Spring is my second-favorite season. Fall edges it out by the slimmest of margins. My soul delights in warmer weather and watching the world come back to life. Unfortunately it seems like along with green grass spring also brings with it an extra-full schedule. This past weekend we attended three birthday parties in addition to … More Mama Musings: How do I care for my soul during a season of busyness?
I sent my baby off to school today. Ok, not exactly. It’s a mother’s day out program, once a week, for five hours. But still, it feels like a bit of a turning point. Growing up is such a gradual process, sometimes I hardly even notice it’s happening. Then we pass a signpost like “First … More Mama Musings: Letting go, growing up, and Moana (we’re obsessed over here)
Charlotte is four and a half, and for her the holidays are at the height of their magical glory. She remembers some of the traditions we’ve started, like our book advent and attending the family Christmas Eve service at church (which we missed last year because of vomit Christmas). She asked if we were going … More Mama Musings: Keeping Christmas joyful, meaningful, and uncomplicated
I started this blog the year my oldest daughter was born. I didn’t really have a central theme, I just shared bits and pieces of my life as a brand new mom. My posts included DIY projects, seasonal decorating, crafts, funny stories, and deeper musings on the process of motherhood. I am really all over … More A blogging soul-search