This photo of Edmond and me is the last taken of us nursing, though he didn’t fully wean for another week or so after it was taken. And I am a little heartbroken, truth be told. I was ready. He was (mostly) ready. And the actual process was relatively easy, from a parenting standpoint. But…… Continue reading nursing Edmond.
I am now 27! Every year I’m kind of appalled at the new number. I don’t think I’ve ever felt much older than 17. But I look around and I have a son, and a husband, and a house, and a station wagon, and I’ve found a few grey hairs in the last couple of…… Continue reading An Assortment
In talking recently with some beloved family members, we realized that we hadn’t really taken the time to write out why we chose this project or how it came to be. Since chatting with them, we’ve thought more and more about all the little things over the years that brought us to the point.…… Continue reading The Story of Our Tiny House
We are experiencing a once in a decade snow here in Nashville, with somewhere around 8 inches of accumulation! As a result, Jonathan has been out of school since Wednesday, and we’ve had tons of time to a) finish the tiny house b) play with Edmond c) work on our own house. It feels like…… Continue reading Fresh Start.
2015 was the hardest year of my life, which, among other things, means I have had a really blessed life. I quit my job in May, became a full-time mom, and then in June we started the tiny house. There has been a lot of collateral damage in pursuit of that dream. Our house is…… Continue reading 2015
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver When I was a child, I wanted to dream and play and have friends and not take life too seriously, so that’s what I did. And when I was a little bit less of a child I wanted…… Continue reading In Defense of Big Dreams
My baby turned two years old yesterday! I can’t believe it. At 2, Edmond is just so sweet and fun. He talks non-stop (I mean, for real, he doesn’t seem to mind if you aren’t fully paying attention, he will just chat away). He is potty trained (aside from diapers at nap-time and night). He…… Continue reading Jonathan Edmond is 2!
This year has been hard – what with dozens of tiny house frustrations, a super precocious toddler, your sixty-hour a week job, a raccoon break-in, a (now solved) health insurance debacle, and a handful of other little mishaps – but I can think of no one I’d rather go through life with. 12 and half years…… Continue reading loveydovey
Our tiny house still isn’t done. It’s getting closer every day, but it’s not finished. I wanted to take a second to write about some of the realities of this experience. Everything about it has been harder than we thought. For instance, when we bought the kit for our cabin, it said it could be…… Continue reading Tiny House Realities
I cannot believe that in a mere two months Edmond will turn two years old. Wasn’t he just born? Life feels like it is flying by and I so enjoy being able to look at past blogs and see just how much has changed. In the last couple of weeks, he has really started to…… Continue reading Parenting our 22-month-old