You guys, I'm in awe. It's just minutes away from August and we're all still here. Surviving summer. Some of you, I dare say, are thriving. Not me, but that's okay. Cause school starts in just a short three weeks and I can do ANYTHING for 21 days. So until the school bell rings on August 22nd, I'll be taking in some of these Charlottesville events. Hope 10 Things to Do in August is helpful for your sanity, too! 1. I took my youngest to the Virginia Discovery Museum last spring while the . . .
My husband is out of the country for the next two weeks which means I am simplifying ALL areas of life. The kids are pitching in on everything from laundry to post-dinner cleanup, and I am rewarding them with ice cream mounded with whipped cream and sprinkles. Just call me Super Mom. One of the very easiest summer suppers I make for my family—whether Graham is home or not—is a charcuterie board full of whatever meats, cheeses, nuts, fruit, and veg we have at the time. We pull out the sauces . . .
"It is better to be loved than admired. It is better to be truly known and seen and taken care of by a small tribe than adored by strangers who think they know you in a meaningful way. Quick charm is like sugar—it rots us. Only love feeds us. And love happens over years, repetitive motions, staying, staying, staying. Showing up again. Coming clean again, being seen again. That's how love is built." -Shauna Niequist, Present Over Perfect This was always a blog about friendship. When . . .
You know how the day before you're scheduled for a haircut, you can't do a thing with your hair? Turns out the same holds true for moms the day preceding a girlfriends getaway. Ahead of a weekend celebration in Cape May, NJ, with some of my dearest friends, my kids chose today to be completely OFF THE HOOK. Between the baby who is going through a clingy phase, the twins who ask for constant entertainment, and the pre-teen who is having a friend over and absolutely can't be bothered with her . . .
We just returned home from a 10-day vacation to South Carolina and I documented our trip using only my iPhone X, and y'all, no one is more surprised about that than me. I have been a DSLR girl for a few years now, and armed with two good lenses, I take my camera with me on all our memory-making excursions. I just didn't pull it out of the suitcase this time. As the primary memory keeper for my family, I think photography is pretty darn important. Yet, on this vacation, I found that I could . . .