Our sweet Ollie is 2 months old today! He is making the sweetest coos and gurgles, smiles so often, laughs (mostly in his sleep), and loves any attention from Edmond. His favorites are nursing, sleeping, and smiling at the hanging candelier above our bed – he is seriously in love with it and tries to reach…… Continue reading Oliver at 2 Months
Before it gets too much hazier, I wanted to write down some things about Oliver’s birth as I remember it. It could not have been more different from Edmond’s birth (my account of which you can read here). Every labor is so different! This pregnancy, from start to finish, felt harder than my last one.…… Continue reading The Birth of Oliver Joseph Moody
One month ago today we welcomed our sweet Oliver Joseph into the family, and it continues to amaze me how peacefully he turned our family into a family of four. We can’t imagine life without him! At one month old, Oliver hardly ever cries. I mean, don’t get me wrong, he can wail, but it is…… Continue reading Oliver at 1 Month
I was in college when I first began my slow move away from my evangelical past. I think there are many reasons why this happened, and I’m not sure if there was a specific passage or chapter that brought about this change in me, but I do remember grappling a lot with Nietzche’s The Gay Science. One…… Continue reading Positivity in Parenting
Our son is about as wild and full of energy as they come. From dawn till past dusk, he runs, jumps, climbs, wiggles, and bounces. He is also a little smartie pants. He recites monologues from books, is in character constantly (either as Peter Rabbit or Paddington Bear), and loves to make up songs. Jonathan…… Continue reading What Parenting Looks Like These Days
2016 was a really strange year, and I’d be lying if I said I loved it. After two years of living a fairly typical American life – Jonathan worked 60 hours a week while I stayed home with Edmond – in June we embarked on something radically different: we’re both home most of the time. It…… Continue reading Mondays
Practice a little yoga everyday. Run a little everyday. Read a book a week. Write every day. Blog frequently. Be more forgiving of myself and others. Practice gratitude. So some of these are more like my ethos than any new resolution, but I’m excited for 2017 and life on our little 3/4 acre homestead.
So as I’ve tried to channel my post-election emotions (rage/sadness/fear/disappointment) into more productive/actionable steps, in the last two days Jonathan and I have attended both the Young Democrats meeting and Showing Up For Racial Justice Nashville. Both events were very helpful to attend, even if it had only be to confirm: I am not alone.…… Continue reading Ramblings on Capitalism, Scarcity, Wealth, etc.
There are no words for how deeply saddened Jonathan and I are by the election. We are in grief, in mourning. It will take time to heal. But we are more resolved than ever to fight for what is right, what is good, what is true. I am clinging to the words of Wendell Berry…… Continue reading practice resurrection.
If phase 1 was: getting married, being expats, buying a house, having a baby, and building a tiny house, this feels like phase 2. After months ‘off,’ we are planning, scheming, dreaming. And this is what we’ve begun. It is still a bit amorphous, but we’ve been growing stronger in our convictions daily, and more…… Continue reading Phase 2.