Living a Still Life

Our COVID-19 disruptions conveniently began with Spring Break. I spent the week before shopping a bit more - buying an extra bottle of olive oil and making sure we had some veggie soup frozen for later but I really didn't think to systematically go through my cupboards until an emergency was announced and schools closed … Continue reading Living a Still Life

Building Foundations of Wonder

I'm honored to be over at Kindred Mom today, wrapping up their series on Cultivating Family Culture. Our hikes are still slow and filled with meandering and IĀ don't know if we've ever reached our destination. But both girls readily pick hiking on a weekend, so I call that a success. Here's an excerpt and I … Continue reading Building Foundations of Wonder

Appreciating Spring Snow

One of my favorite things about springtime in Colorado is that the weather changes quickly. The other day, it snowed in the morning and by the time we picked Bea up from track practice in the afternoon, we were wearing t-shirts and enjoying the sunshine and dry ground. We're up in the mountains, decompressing from … Continue reading Appreciating Spring Snow

Small Actions Take Courage

I had the honor of writing about my experience in our school's Family Literacy Program for the MOPS Magazine. They've republished the piece over at the MOPS Blog today so I thought I'd share an excerpt. I hope you'll head over to read the rest! We sat together, sipping coffee. She asked how I took … Continue reading Small Actions Take Courage

Spending Quality Time With Art

My top Love Language is Quality Time. During tax season, this means we are very protective of our weekends. We try to make sure to eat at least one meal as just the four of us and we keep Frank's one day off as relaxed as possible. Of course, things happen and we engage with … Continue reading Spending Quality Time With Art

Discover the Forest

Before we had kids, Frank and I took for granted how much we would expose our future childrenĀ to nature. It was easy for us to get up to the mountains on a regular basis. Nature and being outdoors is an important foundation of our family's values - after all, we met on a snowshoe hike, … Continue reading Discover the Forest