On my daughter’s first day of preschool last fall, she was understandably nervous — we all were. As we walked up the sidewalk, another little girl ran up to her and said, “It’s my first day of school, too. Do you want to hold hands and walk in together?” At that my heart burst, and the tears I’d been holding back filled my eyes. They walked into the building together, and I knew they were going to be just fine. Continue reading the first last day of school
I filled out a journal entry for every single day of 2022. It has really helped me appreciate the beautifully simple, normal moments of each day that somehow add up to another year gone by.
Ordinary is beautiful and worth celebrating, too.
So here’s to a new year filled with beautiful, ordinary moments! See you in 2023! Continue reading 22 Things About 2022
Where will they fit in, as they grow? Where will they find the places and the people and the passions that just click? Doing these simple puzzles reminds me to make our home and our family a place where they always fit in. Continue reading Cleaning and dreaming
This past weekend, Ben and I dropped the kids off with his parents and went away for three days. We haven’t spent any time away from them since January 2020, and it was marvelous. I found that as I told friends about our plan, every single parent I talked to said something like, “Wow, we haven’t done that in three/seven/ten years!”.What?! Maybe I’m still riding … Continue reading Go somewhere without your kids
Today my son turns one.
I would say that one year ago today was the day we welcomed him into our family, but that’s not quite true. He was part of our family from the day we learned he existed. Continue reading happy birthday, baby
Here are a few of our favorite activities and events from across the Lansing area this year — maybe our experiences will help you find inspiration for something new to try in 2022! Continue reading A year close to home: our Lansing-area favorites of 2021
Becoming a mom has given me a superpower I didn’t expect, or even want — the power of invisibility. Continue reading The amazing invisible mom
We love reading in every season, and so I thought I’d share an updated list of some of Rosie’s current favorites. This is our list of Front Porch Reads. Continue reading Rosie’s Book Club: Front Porch Reads
Our 100-year-old house has, surprisingly, a lot of closets. In our daughter’s room she has two separate good-sized closets, each one boasting a lovely mustard yellow shag carpet that isn’t found anywhere else in the house (thankfully). We decided as a maternity leave project to turn one into a book nook — and it became one of my favorite home renovations we’ve done so far! … Continue reading Magical Book Nook Renovation
Maternity leave is no vacation. It’s a time to heal, recover, learn, adjust, and grow. There are parts you’ll barely remember once they are over, and there are moments you will cherish forever. Continue reading Today is my last day of maternity leave