A Practice Worth Sticking With?

A practice worth sticking with

Yesterday, in the heat of the afternoon sun, my husband and I picked up sticks in the front yard. We worked a solid half-hour, and though we saw some progress—two trash barrels full—we were nowhere near done. (Our children were blissed out on air conditioning and an episode of Caillou while we worked to get the hang of this, us with our gray thumbs.) As I picked up sticks, I slid into a bit of a meditation. I had a single point of focus, and stick by stick, my mind began unwinding its usual knot of thoughts. I struggled a bit to get comfortable. Then, following the stick-picking rhythm like … [Read more...]

Handmade: My Birth Necklace

Mamahhh Birth Necklace

Since writing earlier this week about my friend Allison's blessingway, I've been meaning to share my own birthing necklace. I unearthed it from its precious box a few days ago, for the first time since we moved. That was two-and-a-half years ago, when my youngest was just a few months old. I never intended to set aside my beautiful birthing necklace --my daughter's necklace, really-- for so long. But it's certainly not the first thing that's fallen to the wayside during these early years parenting a 2yo and 4yo. Anywhoo, I noticed that Liv Lane posted her gorgeous birth necklace on her … [Read more...]