Tag Archives | Childhood

A Fun Little Flower Party

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Saturday was Amelia’s 7th birthday. After deliberating for months over the party theme, she finally settled on “flowers.”  I was happy, because I knew I would have fun with this one, and because I was glad I could talk […]

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Family

My Mother: An Unconventional Woman (Repost)

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. I wanted to say Happy Mother’s day to all of you mothers, daughters and nurturing people out there. This is a post I wrote about my mom last year, and thought I’d share it again today. I sometimes get […]

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Expat Life

Finding Unconventional Wisdom When We Need it Most

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Today I want to share a more personal story. My hope is that some of you will read it and recieve the information, understanding, connection, or encouragement you need. Or maybe there is someone you know of that will […]

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Health

An English Schoolgirl’s Wardrobe

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. I thought I’d share today about something that is so normal and classic here, but that still makes me roll my eyes– school uniforms. Granted, when I was Amelia’s age, I was being homeschooled with a bunch of other […]

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Life in England

Thanksgiving Nostalgia

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. This is our third Thanksgiving we will experience living away from our families. I am so happy to say that this year, we are actually celebrating with other Americans for the first time. Tomorrow, I will join a whole […]

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Expat Life

Making Peace With Seasons

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. This is a repost from two years ago, when we were living in Bavaria. I find that I pretty much feel the same now as I did then about seasons, but this reflection on the purpose of the external […]

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Mental Health

Daring Greatly

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. How do you respond when you hear or read something that resonates deeply within you as truth?  What does that feel like for you?  For me, sometimes it feels like getting punched in the stomach. Also, it usually just […]

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Mental Health

A Childhood Milestone: Moving Into the Playhouse

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.   (For those just joining us, you’ll want to read the first part of this story: A Lemonade Stand– Bringing a Bit of American Childhood to Bury St. Edmunds.)  Well, we had a big milestone for a certain little […]

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Family

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