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Motherhood (A Poem)

And when you find you have arrived, there will be no applause; No comfort or assurances that you indeed belong. You will not find it right away; Alas! the growth is slow. But once you’re there, you’ll feel the air has lightened undertow. In truth, it is the absences that

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My First Hand-Knit Sweater

On November 12th, 2018, I cast on my first sweater. I had no idea it what I was in for. It was a “flax sweater” intended for my husband’s Christmas gift, knit from Berocco Vintage yarn, in a duck egg blue that had been in my stash for years. I

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My New Favorite Craft: Knit and Crochet Toys

It’s been a quiet December on the blog-front, because… well… when you’re a parent, Christmas is a lot of WORK! I mean, of course I enjoyed it! (I don’t want to sound like I’m in a huff. LOL). It’s a privilege to impart that Christmas magic to my daughter! To

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How My Mom Modeled Joyful Homemaking

K, raise your hand if you have ever known someone who *liked* to do laundry. Anyone? Any takers? …*crickets chirping, as NO ONE raises a hand* … …Well, I HAVE. YUP! Ding-ding-ding! It’s… My Mom!!! Haha, I’m being dramatic. I actually love that my Mom likes doing laundry. In fact,

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Practical Self-Care When You’re Overwhelmed

I spend a LOT of energy on self-care. I have daily self-care rituals, I read self-care articles, I share self-care tips on Instagram, Heck, this whole blog is a form a self-care! But you know what? I still have nights when I find myself completely overwhelmed, burnt out, weepy, irritable…

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Zinnia Seed Sun-Catchers

Last week, Violet and I saved our zinnia seeds together! We simply pulled the seeds out of our dried flowers, and scooped them into our homemade seed packets. I must say, it was sooo satisfying to use seed packets that I designed and printed myself. Not only did it make

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