{this moment} walking

A Friday ritual. A single photo, without words capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, wonderful moment ....more

{this moment} river

A Friday ritual. A single photo, without words capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, wonderful moment ....more

Happy Mama Manifesto

I've been spending more time reading than writing this summer.On the days when I feel like I'm definitely failing at this whole parenting thing, I dive into the internet and read. I've been inspired other parents. I've been touched by their honesty ....more

{this moment} tea party

A Friday ritual. A single photo, without words capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, wonderful moment ....more

Babywearing and Body Image

I wrote this post months ago but never published it. I figure today is as good a day as any... For me, being a mother is sacred ....more

{this moment} summer

A Friday ritual. A single photo, without words capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, wonderful moment ....more

{this moment} just an average dinner at our house

**I'll be taking a short break from the interwebs...see you in a couple of weeks!!**  A Friday ritual ....more

Tastes of Summer

The hot weather is here to stay for a while. Even though we're still battling the sniffles, it finally feels like summer. Our days have been filled with some of our favorite summertime recipes ....more

{this moment} playing

A Friday ritual. A single photo, without words capturing a moment from the week ....more

Getting Real -- and Encouraging -- with Breastfeeding Moms

But it's also really, incredibly hard. I'm tired. I'm hungry. I'm totally touched out. I'm a little desperate for my own space. It feels like there is always someone waiting for me. There are days when I go from one cranky child to the next and then back again until I cave and nurse them at the same time. I nurse them together until I'm too overwhelmed and have to stop. Then there are days when neither of them really want to nurse at all. Then I'm engorged and sore and have to pump in order to avoid clogged ducts and mastitis (which I've managed to get twice since E was born). ...more