Notice anything different? That’s right, words by kathleen is now feather & pine. What’s that all about?
A few weeks back, I found myself lamenting (not for the first time) that Finn and I still lacked a nursing schedule. By 5 months, Leni and I had an established routine locked down. Finn just turned 15 months and it's still a bit of a free-for-all. It's been on my mind to put some … Continue reading Daytime Weaning
My daughter is four today (FOUR!). Maybe it’s the fact that she’ll be starting junior kindergarten in the fall or maybe it’s just the developmental shift that’s unfolding before me daily, but that number sounds monumental. I can’t sum her up in a neat little paragraph or chapter. Maybe a book? But I’d be wrapping … Continue reading Hello four!
Around 6am each morning, a tinny rolling cry breaks through the monitor rousing me from my dreamstate. Finn is ready to start another day. A peak at the screen shows a black and white pixelated bundle with reflective eyes. I groggily pad over to his room. When I enter, he reaches his little fists up … Continue reading My alarm clock.
Finnegan is one today and I don’t know where the year went. Is that how it goes with the second? Or is that just life now? Well, whatever the reason, we are all so much better for knowing him. Finnkol, little bug, baby brother. Our little fellow is flirtatious and ever so busy. He smiles … Continue reading And just like that, Finn turns one!
For the past couple of years, Leni and I have been doing our own makeshift activity advent. I wrote about some of our more crafty experiments last year: potato stamp wrapping paper, salt-dough ornaments, and wreath making. Every holiday season we adapt to her shifting interests and developing abilities. Add Finn to the mix and...well … Continue reading My Kindness Calendar.
You know, as I'm sitting here contemplating what to write, it just occurred to me that I am feeling completely at ease. Oh hello there, peaceful feeling. Stick around a while, won’t ya? There are many wonderful things contributing to this. One major factor is that I finally got some much-needed rest over the weekend, … Continue reading Oh hello there, peaceful feeling.
A few weeks back I asked my very generous and talented sister Erin—a professional photographer—if she would take some shots of Leni and I. Asking the question alone made me choke up. Hell, writing this has required a tissue or ten. Hormones? Probably. Truth be told, most of the time I’m not in the mood … Continue reading Mummy daughter photo sesh.
Our latest holiday craft is another throw back: potato stamps! What you need: potatoes, a sharp knife, paint, a roll of kraft paper. I don't know how to make those four things pretty in a picture. First off, cut the potatoes in half or in thirds (depending on how big you’d like the stamps to be). You … Continue reading Holiday crafting: potato stamp wrapping paper.
As I was scouring Pinterest for fun holiday crafts to do with the peanut, I also found some that were more adult-friendly. One such craft was a very simple wreath idea that didn’t sound too tough (or expensive to pull off). Materials: 20-gauge wire (or any thicker wire that’s still pliable) Green floral wire Branches of … Continue reading Holiday crafting: wreaths and garlands.