of common decency and lines in the sand.

Some pretty woods on a recent hike.

Fall is my favorite season, and a more introspective one for me than the traditional winter / new year “taking stock” time for some reason. Looking back on this year, it’s been a whirlwind, which I feel like I’ve said so many times before about so many previous years. But many of the ways in which I’ve tried to embrace calm and intentionality in my life have been canceled out (temporarily?) once again by throwing a new baby into the mix. Continue reading

stuff Cora likes.

Cora is an 8-month-old baby. She likes:

  • crackers
  • her big sister
  • playing “Where’s baby?”
  • dozing off in the front porch swing
  • biting things
  • finding acorn caps on the floor and trying to eat them
  • picking at the jewelry of whoever’s holding her
  • bath time
  • pulling herself up to stand in the bath 😬
  • climbing on everything, really
  • blueberries
  • piping hot bottles
  • chasing the cat