Back in January of 2020, I wrote a post about some of our goals related to living an environmentally conscious, slow--but also attainable--life (read the post here). Since then, I've watched the world get slammed by a global pandemic, we lost our childcare, we at times had upwards of 8 people living in our small … Continue reading Living in accord with the land: how we’re doing
This kid's language is blossoming, and he cracks us up daily with the funny ways he puts concepts and words together. Some highlights: With my pregnancy, I've been extra exhausted lately, and as a result of picking up my slack, Jordan is also tired. It seems that L has noticed our fatigue. The other day … Continue reading Cute things L says, May 2021
It's hard to believe how quickly the last few months have gone. I feel like I blinked, and suddenly I'm thirty and Hollis is two months old and Linden is three and Jordan is thirty-four (we accidentally clustered all our birthdays within a two month span). We soared through some of the highest highs of … Continue reading October, November & december
(Written January 2020, shortly before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you can imagine, some of these goals got derailed by our loss of childcare and working full time jobs--but some flourished in the space that lockdown provided. I'll try to elaborate on all of that in another post soon!). For the last few … Continue reading On Living in Accord With the Land
(Written April 2021) Life feels very hard right now. Both on the small scale, and on the large scale. We're coming off of three days of little sleep, with a sick kid who has alternated between lethargic, screaming, and hyperactive. Linden had to go to the ER this weekend, and I couldn't come, because of … Continue reading No Particular Wisdom
Tomorrow will mark one month since the newest member of our family, baby Hollis, was born. When Linden was born, we went simple--we packed our bags with the bare minimum, and forewent many of the items that were listed as necessary on the hospital bag lists that I found. This time around, we knew what … Continue reading Hollis and the twinkly lights
Some photographic highlights from June and July of this year: sleepy pets, breakfast in pajamas, blueberry picking, cousin time, a deer friend, a couch-full of wonderful women, and cute kids in meadows.
Starting off with a socially-distanced trip to Florida with Grandma and "Baba." This is how this day will always look in my memories: soft, pastel, centered on this small human's joy. Together in the vastness of the ocean Seashell collecting A most beloved Baba Sunset beach ballet Curve of the waves, light on his spine … Continue reading May 2021
The ability to share so much of our lives--and to seek fulfillment and acknowledgment from another person miles away behind a screen--is a double edged sword. Whenever we're bottling up ourselves and our lives and our loved ones into an Instagram feed or a blog, we need to be very careful.
As the wife of a wildlife biologist, I know more about the comings and goings of the whitetail deer in our neighborhood than I'd like. Every time we ease around the corner of the wooded bend in the road near our house, Jordan studies the trees.