For the Love of Trees

I’m having a real tree moment. For 6 years we lived on a small piece of property with not one tree on it. A large rhododendron was the extent of our arboreal existence. Since moving to a bigger piece of land with many huge trees on the property I have been completely inspired by them…. read more

Just For Laughs

This is one for the ages. “Dad, you just don’t understand weddings. At all.” I mean really. Even though this is not my child – I ADORE her. This one had me laughing. Enjoy. x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6ZojleXMn4&feature=player_embedded

Making Crayons

This might go down in history as my younger daughter’s favorite craft project EVER. You see when she was little if left to her own devices she would peel and snap every crayon she got her hands on. After doing this crayon project I kind of understand the impulse. When we moved into our new… read more

Best Books: Scratch and Sketch Books

We have been getting very craftsy over at our place. Both my girls just spent a week at “art camp” with one of their favorite teachers and they have been completely inspired ever since. They especially love when I draw or paint things that they then try to replicate. We’ve also recently had a lot… read more

Opinion: Change & Letting Go

This post is longer than I had intended for it to be but I wanted to share some thoughts I’ve been ruminating on for the last few weeks. Once I finally sat down to start typing I realized I had more to say on this topic than I thought. Sometimes the words that describe my feelings… read more

Parenting: A Fearless Moment

x https://youtu.be/bzTNdBue1I4 My Brave Little Sophie Dancing to The Beat of Her Own Drum Earlier this week I drove my older daughter’s class on a field trip. After dropping my four charges back at school I drove by the playground and saw my younger 4-year-old daughter on the playground with her classmates so I stopped… read more

Parenting: The Things I Know

Living is learning and as you’d expect I have added many new “tips and tid bits” to my arsenal of knowledge since my third baby arrived 5 months ago. It is amazing that parenting never ceases to present us with opportunities to learn, grow, and gape in awe at the sheer wonder of it all. Being a… read more

PSA: Frozen Breast Milk

Who knew that certain women have an excess of a certain enzyme in their breast milk that makes it un-freezable?!? I thought something was awry when I realized my baby was making a “bitter beer” face when we offered him a warmed bottle of previously frozen breast milk. I then tasted the milk myself (yes… read more

Choosing Grace on the Way to School

The girls, the baby and I hustled into the car this morning and were on our way – a mere five minutes behind schedule. Phew! We drove along on a double lined single lane road discussing T-Ball and whether or not the girls wanted to play this spring. Up ahead a garbage truck was blocking… read more

This One Is Worth It

Forget about the Superbowl ads. This one by Nikon takes the cake. When this gay black couple instagrammed a photo of them doing their daughters’ hair at 5:30am pre-school it immediately went viral. Sadly many people took to the “airways” with negative comments. There is no room in this world for such closed-mindedness. Kuddos to this… read more