Montessori-Inspired, by lauren, February 2, 2017, 3 Replies

I snapped this shot of Oliver in his classroom last week, working away in  his own little corner. I was there to document the Chinese New Year party, which was a really cool celebration. But what I was reminded of, and am reminded of time and time again, is how my middle child is thriving … Continue reading “Thriving”

Emil at 5 1/2

Family, by lauren, February 1, 2017, 8 Replies

Oh, this little guy. He has become quite the handful, as evidenced by the meeting we had to have with his teacher regarding his classroom shenanigans. But he is still the sweetest, most nurturing, and funny little guy. He loves to play with Legos and Magnatiles, he draws and paints constantly, still nurtures his baby … Continue reading “Emil at 5 1/2”

Birdhouse Gourds

Garden, by lauren, January 31, 2017, 7 Replies

Last spring, Milo poked his finger into the earth and dropped in pre-soaked seeds in three different places in our yard. We’ll see what happens, I remember saying, expecting nothing and forgetting about them until a month later, when it was apparent that something was definitely happening.

The Green Winter

Home Tour, by lauren, January 30, 2017, 6 Replies

All around our house there are shades of green. In every room, ferns, succulents, dried eucalyptus bunches, lichens collected from hikes near and far, fiddle leaf figs, and delicate maidenhair fronds line the window sills, the mantles, the kitchen counter, nearly every flat surface. Andrew must think I’ve gone a bit nutty, my wife is … Continue reading “The Green Winter”