Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 2: Remembering the Low Tech Childhood

My childhood couldn't be more different than the one I'm giving my kids. It's a combination of a different time and the people involved in raising the kids. On one hand, I'm sad I'm not giving my kids the same childhood I had, but, on the other, I'm oddly relieved. I wonder if my mom … Continue reading Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 2: Remembering the Low Tech Childhood

Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 1: The Mother was a Kid, too

Every parent was once a child. Sometimes it feels so long ago, as though it couldn't have happened. Other times, it's like it was just yesterday. Today, I am a mother. But, once, I was a child, a child with a mother. Not every child has a mother, and not every child has a mother … Continue reading Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 1: The Mother was a Kid, too

Motherhood is Magical: Redefining The Lily Cafe

Lately, I've been struggling with my motherhood posts. I've gotten caught in wanting to both fit in with other mom bloggers even though motherhood is only one focus of The Lily Cafe and with trying to talk about the kind of mom I am, which sometimes is at odds with what other mom bloggers write … Continue reading Motherhood is Magical: Redefining The Lily Cafe

The Books of My Childhood That I Wish I Had Kept

Last week I wrote about how I select the books my husband and I read to our toddler. The best part of blogging is getting to "meet" so many fantastic people all over the world. How do those sentences even go together?! Yes more blogs is a wonderful blog I've been following for at least … Continue reading The Books of My Childhood That I Wish I Had Kept