a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 I couldn’t help but give Jemma two photos this week. A little side by side of her blossoming dramatics. Photo one … “Mama, mama … I’m crying. I’m so terribly sad I can hardly express myself!” Photo two … “Mama, do you see […]

A Two Year Old’s Resolutions

Welcome to the January 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Recovering from the Holidays This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about how their families get back to normal after the holidays are over. *** After […]


 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 Apparently the theme of this week is — concentration.Jemma and the toy shop’s marble tower.Max and striped lil’ toes.


 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 Dare I begin a weekly photo challenge? No, really I shouldn’t, but apparently I’m feeling overly ambitious this week. Maybe it’s all the cold vapors I’ve been breathing alongside Max. Crazy or not, here it goes. Good intentions, I pray you are on […]

Many Goodnight Moons

Hey there babies of mine. Let’s read a story. Of monkeys sitting in a tree. Of little trains that could. Crawl in my lap. Help turn the pages. Giggle and be. Be my babies for many, many goodnight moons. Story time is our time. Our time to love. Our time to cherish, learn and grow. […]

So This Is Christmas {in photos}

Christmas with little ones is something extraordinary. Their smiles, giggles, and sugar highs – there is nothing quite like it. Seeing Jemma experience the sights and sounds of Christmas time brought so much joy to our family and Max was right beside her, snuggling all the way. I can only imagine the ruckus we’ll all […]

{3} A Square of Little Things

Jeepers! Things have been busy since the calendar turned to December. Lots of handmade Christmas going on around here … if I catch my breathe I’m hoping to post about a few of my projects. I also made it out of the house this week … the kiddos and I went to the library. Woohoo! […]

Mama Talk

Jemma “decorated” May 2013 of my planner and later fell in love with her birthday dot paints When I’m at home all day with the sweet bambinos I find myself saying interesting things. Things I wouldn’t have said 2 years ago when working in an office setting. This is the lingo of my new job. […]

Dear Jemma

2 year photo shoot with Ashley McKinlay Photography Life. You are so full of life, my dear girl. Mama loves every little thing about you. You are becoming a little lady before my eyes. We talk all day long about every thing that excites you – the weather, your books, puzzles, toys, snacks, snuggles, sippies, […]

Early Mornings

Today is early. Just like yesterday. And the day before. You see, I’m a night owl and this is not my cup of tea. Rising before the sun, choosing to embrace the day, filling sippies, and changing diapers. Last night I was up until midnight. I could have kept going; I was on a role […]