What I Learned This Fall

You may not know it, but this spring I quietly joined the hope*WRITERS community after hearing Emily Freeman’s  heart for it over supper on an icy, snowy February night. I love writing, whether or not anyone reads my words, but in case someone does, I thought I’d better see how I could be better […]

When You Don’t Have Time To Sit Down

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” – Henry David Thoreau 

I’ve not sat down to write in a long while now. There’s been too much standing up to live in these last weeks.

These weeks have seen transitioning our wee girl to a whole new […]

On School Blessings


Next week, my baby starts school. Tomorrow, we meet her teacher. I’ve texted her teacher over the past few days, which feels just so weird (but awesome) to this “older” mom. Like so many other mothers facing this milestone, it doesn’t seem possible, honestly. Last night, I realized that I’m going to have to […]

On Discovering Roots & Sky {Ellen’s Picks Linkup}

If you’ve spent much time here lately, you’ve likely realized that seasons are a big deal for me. My Dad passed away on the first day of Spring this year, and my precious girl was born on the first day of Autumn. I struggle with being a west-coast transplant in a cold-winter part of […]