monthly goals

citrus in the neighborhood / Maeve (9 months old) exploring grass / the studio is coming along (walls will stay unpainted plywood, the desk is a placeholder desk that Chris built quickly from scrap wall material / tracking my workouts with a habit tracker from Elise (sign up for her newsletter to get one) It's a new year, I have new annual goals, and my monthly goals are where I put plans in motion. Recently someone asked me how I translate my annual goals into actions. Having been at this goal-setting thing for a while my process has become second... Read more →


We've arrived at the last month of what has felt like the longest year. I feel...wrung out. I had to go back and read blog posts from January and February to remind myself what the beginning of the year felt like before we were staying home. So full of hope and excitement for the auspicious-sounding year of 2020. And then...plot twist! Although the year brought a lot of hard it also brought me and our family a lot of joy. Primarily in the form of our happy, sweet, chunky Maeve. What a bright spot in this crazy year. Taking care... Read more →


Has anyone else looked up, so sure in their knowledge that it's still March, only to be jarred with the fact that it is in fact October? Goodness. And yet time proves to us that it marches on. Our daughter was born; she was a mewing, sleepy newborn and now we have a shrieking, wide-eyed six-month-old. The boys grew older and taller. Roller blades were mastered. (Well, almost.) A wrist was broken (Cedric's). Week in and week out we have seen every day of 2020 thus far. And what full days they have been! Full of the boys playing, of... Read more →


The beginning of fall, or at least the end of summer, is such a welcome relief here. Last Sunday evening, as I finished cleaning the kitchen, I heard the sound I've been waiting for: Canada geese honking as they flew over our house. My heart fluttered and I smiled to myself: the first sign of early fall. Chris told me that he was telling the boys a bedtime story when they heard the honking. The boys looked at each other and said, "Fall!" I love that I've taught them to notice the signs of changing seasons. The light is changing... Read more →


matching pajamas from Hanna Andersson, my favorite brand of pjs Hi June. The year is nearly halfway over but so far 2020 is leaving me feeling heartbroken and exhausted. Maybe you too? I went into 2020 declaring it to be an auspicious year. A year for MAGIC. And there has been magic in the year. We welcomed the most perfect baby girl. We've enjoyed the extra time together as a family (although there are definitely some hard days!) and being unbusy as a family. I've also felt so proud of Chris and myself for rising to the occasion of handling... Read more →


May was our second full month of self-isolating at home, our second month of having Maeve/three kids, and the end of an unprecedented school year for the boys. In May I started to getting antsy to reclaim some time to myself and some predictability; that’s just what happens to me at about three weeks postpartum. As we head into June I’m happy to say that we’re seeing progress on both. I started this post during a few hours to myself at my parents’ house in Chandler. In the past couple of weeks Chris and I have both used the house... Read more →


April 1st – it's our ten year anniversary today! Even a year ago we didn't think we'd spend our ten year anniversary anticipating the birth of our third child (or maybe holding our new little baby?? Finishing this up on March 31st) and we certainly did not expect a global pandemic to be happening all around us. What a day to remember. My mom will keep the boys for a sleepover so we're planing to get breakfast take-out and coffee from a favorite place and will probably eat outside in our pretty backyard. Slow, quiet mornings are our favorites so... Read more →