Perhaps you can relate to the chaos that is the family dinner table? Kids rush in from play to slurp soup without a thought as to how the food got there. For the mamas, dinner is a labor of love. From scouring Pinterest for recipe inspiration, to curating your shopping list, to checking ... Read More about French Cuisine or Rice and Beans, Your Dinner Table is Sacred
I always wanted a big family. But in 2011, I had two kids under two and I was barely surviving. If I could hardly handle life with two kids, how could I possibly have any more? Cooking great meals for my family had been a favorite part of my day, but not anymore. I was too stressed and ... Read More about A Pot of Water and 8 More Magical Meal-Time Hacks
Biting into the crisp baguette, tender pork, pickled daikon and carrots topped with cilantro and sauce, I couldn’t help but close my eyes in appreciation. “This. Tastes. Amazing,” my husband said succinctly, his delight mirroring my own. It was Friday night, and we’d fed the kids early. ... Read More about 3 Ways to Make Meal Planning Fun
It was the day after Christmas when I realized I’d been doing it all wrong. Over the past few years, I decluttered my kids’ rooms when they were at school. Though they always appreciated how organized their room was when they returned home, I still felt like I was managing the clutter ... Read More about How Decluttering Teaches Generosity to Our Kids
There are certain subsets of moms who make me feel terrible. You know the ones? Organic-food-only moms (I feel their judgment while I sheepishly microwave a plate of chicken nuggets.) Homeschool moms (But then we joined them and now they’re officially my favorite.) Screen free moms. ... Read More about Could Your Kids Benefit From a Screen Break?
Hands on hips, I surveyed the room with trepidation. Technically, it was a combined office, workout room, and storage space. But really, it was a hot mess. On the edges of the room, boxes were stacked up like an adult-sized Jenga. Craft supplies spilled across one desk, mail and paperwork ... Read More about Why Our Homes Need White Space
Ding-dong! The doorbell rang, and I froze. I had two kids under two, post-partum depression and crusty pajamas. Piles of laundry and unopened mail abounded. My house looked like I wasn’t trying. But I was working my tail off: nursing babies, wiping noses, changing diapers. There was never enough ... Read More about The Life-Giving Magic of Asking for Help
One year for Christmas, a friend of mine included something beautiful in her gift for each of her friends: a personalized, handwritten prayer over the coming year. My friend Julie was so moved by the gesture—a prayer she could carry with her and reread—that she started doing it for others. After ... Read More about How to get started with writing out your prayers