On a change of perspective {life as a pedestrian family}

life as a pedestrian family

I have always appreciated the many benefits of living without a car. They are numerous. But I have to tell you that there are also some very hard things about it. I’ll share some of the difficulties we have run into in another post, but today I wanted to share with you my own personal [...]

Getting there, not just arriving {life as a pedestrian family}


We’re walking to church one Sunday morning and Stefan stops to point out a spider web he sees on a gate. We stop and notice the intricate detail and chat a few moments about everything from Charlotte’s Web to The Very Busy Spider to the bug that we notice is caught in the web. All [...]

A summer of re-evaluation


I’ve been taking a lot of time this summer to reflect on our first year in Scotland and prepare for the next one. It’s hard to believe that we are close to calling this first year a wrap. Didn’t we just move? In many ways it has been a perfectly lovely year with everything we [...]

Embracing seasonal shifts


As a mom of young children, I often hear other moms ahead of me in the parenting journey tell me, “it’s just a season.” It is meant as an encouragement and I appreciate it even though, in the moment, it sometimes feels a bit trite. I get that it’s a season, but you know, when [...]

A year later

One Year Later

I thought I would have a flow of words to share with you today, but I don’t. Maybe it’s fatigue. Maybe it’s being busy with no time to let my thoughts flow. Possibly. But I think it’s simply that when you are reflecting on something that is so meaningful to you, sometimes the only words [...]