The Rhythm of Our Day: Part One

Our situation is a unique one. We currently have a three-year-old, two two-year-olds, and an almost one-year-old. I recently had someone jokingly inform me that I don’t need to single-handedly provide my parents with all of their grandchildren, and jokes along these lines are now quite common place for us. Equally as common place is […]

What Two Can Do: Building Little Helpers

I’ll never forget that first day Adeline toddled past me with a small frying pan clutched in her chubby hands and put it in the cabinet without a hitch. I’ll never forget the response my husband gave me when I called him to come and watch our (then) 18-month-old return to the dishwasher for another […]

Sacrificing A Clean Kitchen Floor

It was a lovely morning. Winter sunshine spilled through windows, warming corners cold from many dark days. We all had an odd sort of energy that made us crave a break away from routine, just as the clouds seemed to be doing. Adam suggested we make scones and have ourselves something of a “Second Breakfast […]

Words Paint Pictures

It’s a phrase shabby with use. “A picture paints a thousand words.” And it is certainly true of some photographs, although I’d argue there are some (in the photo-heavy world of social media) that only paint about 100. But what about words themselves? Do they paint anything? And if so, are we too busy trying […]

2017: Additions to Our Gallery of Broken Things

It was a little over a year ago that I wrote the story of the broken egg. (Which you may want to read if you want to understand the context for part two.) A little over a year and a half ago that the story started, and so did the pictures. It’s interesting to look […]

Mudroom Makeover

Hello friends, I’m back to blogging! Our summer was busy and fulfilling with many projects to check off our ever-growing list and lots of time spent playing with the sweetest bunch of children we know. The first project I’d like to share with you is one that has been mostly complete for quite a few […]

Homegrown Roses & Great Grandpa’s Music | LittleLoves

Between vacation, home improvement projects, a house flip project, and an even bigger project (that you will just have to patiently wait to hear about) I’m afraid blogging has slipped to a non-priority. I look forward to a day when writing is not one of the fist things that must be set aside during a […]

The Joy in Taking Five

We were sitting on the floor of her bedroom, my little helper and I. She piled all of Judah’s clothes in another basket as I quickly folded the girl’s clothes and stuffed three separate drawers full of them. We were moving in something of a rhythm. With the drawers – *open, shut, open, shut.* And […]

Delighting in the Little Loves

While looking to other bloggers for inspiration and encouragement in my own online venture I stumbled across a blog by a woman from the UK who puts a weekly focus on delighting in the lovely little things in her life. Her idea is to highlight the small things she loved that week from what she’s read, watched, heard, […]

A New Character in Our Storybook

On the Eighth of March, with the clock’s hands just minutes away from midnight, the Author began a bright new chapter in our story. Three little pixies, asleep at the time, had become the big sisters of a darling baby boy with dark hair and long legs just like their daddy’s. We call our sweet little […]