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Emerging in Ocala

We’ve been living in a rental in Ocala, Florida’s historic district for three weeks. We have icicle lights lining our roof, Christmas wreaths with red bows on our doors. Our 2015 Toyota Sienna van (Queen B) is parked outside, and if I remember correctly, a balance bike and two balls are still out in the … Continue reading

tiny revolution

A friend told about a sign hanging in a monastery that read, Everybody wants a revolution, but nobody wants to do the dishes. This stays with me as I process my current stage of life and the current US political situation. What does it mean to be an American living abroad, married to a Dutchman … Continue reading

Blogs I follow

There are three blogs I follow consistently. All of them, interestingly enough, have to do with design and motherhood. Ashley Ann Campbell from Oklahoma, mother of four, photographer, designer, and advocate. Her blog is called Under the Sycamore, and she uses it as a platform to talk design and photography, chronicle her family’s life, and … Continue reading

let’s talk books

let’s talk books

There is a hint of Fall (finally) in the air. We’ve been experiencing a heat wave here in the Netherlands, niet normaal for the time of year. It’s been especially hard on this nearly thirty-weeks pregnant woman, whose sole relief is ice cubes in her glass of water and after-dinner popsicle. There’s no AC here in … Continue reading

a call to come closer

I’m coming rusty out the writing gate, and I can’t even promise consistency. That is the one and only disclaimer I’m permitting myself on this post. The past year I’ve been living ‘going Dutch’ rather than writing it. It’s been the season of life/over/reflection. Practical everyday blowing of noses and lumbering up the stairs with baskets of laundry to … Continue reading