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Apple Season

Monday, October 22, 2018

Words & Photography
by Autumn Boucher


We’ll be enjoying our harvest all winter long thanks to the canning we did this season, and every time we open up a new jar of apple and cinnamon and allspice, we will be reminded of how sweet hard work, planning, and preparation can taste.
Every last apple in the house has been turned into pie or sauce or cider...and just like that, apple season is over. We’ll be enjoying our harvest all winter long thanks to the canning we did this season, and every time we open up a new jar of apple and cinnamon and allspice, we will be reminded of how sweet hard work, planning, and preparation can taste. Nothing is better than the taste of late summer in the middle of a cold, icy day.

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Fall Sunshine

Friday, October 19, 2018

Words & Photography
by Amy Wadlington



I'm sitting outside on this crisp autumn morning, and every once in awhile the clouds will break enough for the sunshine to peak through long enough to warm up my back.
...it brings me to a cozy, relaxed place where I just want to close my eyes and reflect on the things I'm most grateful for.
Two of my favorite things are a warm cup of tea and sunshine in the fall. Fall sunshine isn't like the heat of the summer sunshine. It holds a different kind of warmth that reminds me that the sun is still shining, and it brings me to a cozy, relaxed place where I just want to close my eyes and reflect on the things I'm most grateful for.

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Free Rein

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Words & Photography
by Alexandria Smith



My big girl who loves to bake. Her favorite days are the ones I give her free rein in the kitchen to create and experiment as she pleases.

I've had so many mamas reach out about how we got to this place, and I get it...the idea of letting your seven year old loose in the kitchen can be a bit of a frightening thought (mostly because of the mess, amiright?) But honestly, it's just been the absolute best watching her grow in creativity and confidence. What worked for us was just having them all in the kitchen with me from a super young age. They cut with their safety "knives," learn measurements and flavor marriages, and gain comfort being there by working alongside me.
She's not only engaged in practical application, but also learning it's okay to make mistakes, and how to handle those feelings that can feel like failure right at first.
About a year ago I started letting Daphne work alone in the kitchen. It usually takes a couple of hours, and she knows she just has to put everything away and leave it cleaner than she found it...so far so good! I watch her float away from the tangible world around her into a place of make believe as she works, and it's just one of my favorite things. She's not only engaged in practical application, but also learning it's okay to make mistakes, and how to handle those feelings that can feel like failure right at first.

It's a scary thing to release little bits of control into the open hands of our children, but what a gift to observe how beautifully they handle that freedom.

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My Kind Of Day

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Words & Photography
by Jacinthe Hall



Today there are pumpkin madeleines to be baked,
chai tea to be drunk, embroidery orders to finish,
and lots and lots of cuddles to be given.
Exactly my kind of day.

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A Part Of Me

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Words & Photography
by Tracie Weaver



Most days I have leaked milk on me, my hair is in a bun, I barely put on makeup, I live in my leggings, wear the same shirt 3+ days in a row, and have dark circles under my eyes. I am a mom, however, ‘mom’ and all those things don’t necessarily define who I am. It is me, and it is a part of who I am and who I love! But, putting myself together and taking care of myself is also a part of me and a part of me I will always love!
I am a mom, however, ‘mom’ and all those things don’t necessarily define who I am.
Self-care is always talked about on here and I’m all about taking care of yourself, because if you don’t care about you, you can’t feel good enough to care for others! Love and always care for yourself! You too are important!
 

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