On Road Construction and Political Conversation and Choosing to Listen

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They’re tearing down trees. I can hear it through the window as I write: the steady drone of heavy equipment, the beep-beep-beep of a truck in reverse, the crashing and grinding of trunks and branches being stacked and chipped. The powers-that-be have decided our scenic rural highway is far too dangerous in its current state, … Continue reading "On Road Construction and Political Conversation and Choosing to Listen"

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All Mama Wants is a Silent Night, Part Two

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Miles, in a surprising turn of events, slept well last night. Because the sleep gods are merciless, mercurial beings, however, he was the only person in this house who did. Sleep well, that is. Sometime between 8 p.m. and midnight, both girls’ digestive systems went into full revolt and determined to empty themselves by any … Continue reading "All Mama Wants is a Silent Night, Part Two"

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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – When I’m Not My Best Self

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~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life, as inspired by the women at Like Mother, Like Daughter~ {Pretty} If you’ve hung around this corner of the web for any amount of time, you’ll know that I love autumn. I love the soups and the stews, the ciders and the hot teas, the sweaters and the … Continue reading "{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} – When I’m Not My Best Self"

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{PHFR} – Beautiful Girls in a Not-Always-Beautiful World

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~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life, as inspired by the women at Like Mother, Like Daughter~ Confession: As you may notice by the outfits, most of these moments were captured on the same day. The past week has been a bit crazy: Jonathan was gone for a quick weekend work trip, and Abby had … Continue reading "{PHFR} – Beautiful Girls in a Not-Always-Beautiful World"

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PHFR – This Place Where We Live

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~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life, as inspired by the women at Like Mother, Like Daughter~ {Pretty} I don’t consider myself a morning person, exactly, but, because Abby wakes at 5:30 (and then resettles) on a regular basis, I find myself appreciating the quiet hush of a household still sleeping. I spend some time … Continue reading "PHFR – This Place Where We Live"

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