A Few of My Favorite Things {May 2015}: Traveling with Toddlers, Green Soup, The Best Garlic Peel Remover & And My Favorite Summer Dress & Sandals

  Hi! It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of the posts and I had so much fun putting this one together. Some good stuff for summer and traveling with little ones and some of my favorite links around the web. Plus, a few healthy recipes for the kitchen and some of my other favoriteRead more

The Importance of A Desk: Thoughts On Writing & Making Space

    Last December as we cruised down 101 freeway, enjoying the rare moment with Elena asleep in her car seat and one of not signing wheels-on-the-bus, I started talking. Gerber drove and started listening. A usual pattern we find ourselves in; the talker and the listener. I want to write more, I began.  I haveRead more

Thoughts on Feeding a {strong-willed} Toddler : What’s Been Working For Us

  This is not a “how to get your kid to eat broccoli post” because the truth is, I just don’t know. Elena still won’t touch it. Just like I don’t think there is one way to raise kids, there is definitely not one way to feed kids. I feel fairly confident that usually by 5Read more

What I’ve Been Into {June}

This really could be titled, What I’ve Been Into…oh, March, April, May aaaaannd June. But for the sake of brevity we’ll just call it June. I love seeing what other friends around the blosphere are into. Here’s  some great tips from Lesley & Sarah and we’re all linking up with the wonderful, Leigh Kramer’s What I’ve Been Into. Wearing/Using: I’ve been lovingRead more

Five Things On A Friday

We have been back in Guatemala for almost 2 weeks and I juuust feel like we’re getting back in the swing of things. We came back from a whirlwind 3-week-loving-summer-trip to a rainy, cloudy and flooded Guatemala. Then the baby got sick, I got mastitis (again!) and we welcomed our first group for the summer. I have realized allRead more

Project 52: Week 8

I’ve heard it said that North Americans take security for granted, like Guatemalans take the weather for granted. And I think it’s kinda true. I’ll never forget my first year here I heard a coffee farmer, named Felipe, share his story. Sitting in the center of a group of white, idealistic college students, he sharedRead more

What’s Been Working Lately…

One of the reasons I love blogging (both reading and posting) is it immediately connects you with a whole new sphere of friends. It’s like walking into someone’s home and going, mmm, I never thought about doing that before. I like seeing and learning how other people do life, you know the different ways otherRead more