The Geeg turns 5

This past weekend was a big one for our little family. The Geeg (formerly known as Peaceful Baby) turned 5, and we had activities large and small to commemorate this occasion. Five felt like a significant birthday, almost as much as her first.  Leslie and I joked that it was also our 5-year parenting anniversary, [...]


Sick & Happy

The past week has been a relatively slow, quiet one for our family.  We celebrated Christmas week with friends and family, and by the time the big day rolled around it was just us.  This was pure bliss as I have been craving lots of time just the three of us.  We played, stayed in [...]

Holiday Sewing : Simple Cocktail Napkin Recipe

In years past I have been bitten by the holiday knitting bug.  I felt inspired and excited to knit gifts for family, teachers, child care providers, and friends.  This year, that feeling isn't there.  I'm pretty focused on knitting for baby and will soon be starting on G's birthday sweater. What I have been inspired [...]

Creating our holiday traditions

I don't know about you, but every holiday season seems to whiz by in a tornado of full calendar days, overplayed Christmas music, too much sugar, and good intentions.  As my daughter gets older, we are trying to be more intentional about our holiday traditions.  It takes thought and planning to create your family's unique [...]

A Gratitude Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today, as we collectively think about all we are grateful for, I urge you to join me on a mission. A mission to take this Thanksgiving-inspired ritual of thinking about and sharing what we are grateful for one step further.  Let's make it a regular habit, a daily habit. I know, it seems [...]