Rest

Rest

That ball came flying into the stands. There was a collective gasp. Heads ducked and little Ezzie scrambled to victory. Something just as rare as a foul ball landing at one’s feet happened to me today. I crawled into cool sheets in the middle of the afternoon and slept. Not once did my phone ring [...]

Enough and Not Enough

We are in the thick of toddler emotion. Knee high and everything an emergency. He cries when he wants something and cries when he gets it. He asks to be picked up and then begs to be set free. And it can be all too easy to grow tense and tired. Our desperation is surely [...]

Spring Rhythm

Spring Rhythm

I try to start every season with a new list of music, oil blends, recipes, and daily rhythm. We don't legalistically follow a schedule. So you won't find it broken down by hour. Every day is a little different, but they all follow the same general flow: Refresh, Reset, Recharge, Refocus, Recharge, Reset, Refresh, Rest. [...]

Lead With Love

I took this picture this morning. Both of these boys had been put to sleep in their own beds. And both had found their way into ours during the wee hours. I am a firm believer in discipline, boundaries, routines, and structure. We, as human beings, need it. We actually crave it. Kids especially will [...]

Autumn

Autumn

The sounds, smells, and tastes of this season. As well as, the rhythm of our days. We strive to weave hard work, rest, reflection, nourishment (for body and soul), and quality connection into every day. Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we fail. But every new day is a chance to give it our all. We aren't [...]

October Grocery List + Meal Suggestions

October Grocery List + Meal Suggestions

This isn't intended to be enough for an entire month, but titling it "Grocery List and Meal Suggestions for two weeks of October" seemed awkward. My hope is that if you're feeling a bit stuck in your routine or overwhelmed with this season, a straightforward shopping list and a few ways to use the ingredients, [...]

Budget Rhythm

I break our budget down into three categories: fixed (costs that stay consistent month to month and/or have a deadline), future (things for which we save), and fluctuating (costs that vary week to week and don't have a payment deadline). For the fixed category, I insert the total amount we owe for that month. Then [...]