My Motherhood Manifesto

If we don’t know where we’re going, we’ll never get there. That’s probably one of the biggest truths I gleaned during my professional career. It’s hard to believe as I sit here in my yoga pants with sticky kid messes underfoot, but I was once a deeply driven, overly ambitious business professional. 🙂 I spent endless hours learning the art of non-profit fundraising, branding and marketing, and loving every minute! And while day-to-day life looks a lot different now, IRead more

No Strings Attached

Amidst the poetry that is cooking dinner, cleaning crumbs, kissing sweet sticky baby cheeks, breaking up fights, wiping smears, giving bear hugs, teaching character, giving baths, hunting for missing socks, and rewashing the load of laundry that sat in the washer too long, I have these extremely fleeting moments where words start pelting my mind in waves. It’s like the dusty whirlwind of my head settles for a millisecond, and in that millisecond, the 5,000 thoughts that have been disjointedlyRead more

Developing a Culture of Reading

One of my goals in life is to raise avid readers–who actually enjoy reading. 🙂 There are literally books everywhere in our house, and we are constantly reading aloud: picture books, colorful children’s encyclopedias, cookbooks, seek and find books, biographies, short chapter books, and everything in between. I can honestly say this is one of my FAVORITE parts of our daily life right now! One way I hope to help the boys turn to books as entertainment is to saturateRead more

My Faith Journey

coming soon….this is a long one…you’ve been warned 😉 “The beauty doesn’t diminish the grit. The grit doesn’t diminish the beauty. I’m stuck in between. How do I reconcile the two as a person of faith in a loving God?”Read more

Commonplace Book

I came across the idea of a Commonplace Book recently, and I LOVE it! It’s a journal at its essence, but a journal with a special job to do. It’s meant to be a personal thought catalog, a way to organize and tangibly tether the amazing ideas we encounter, and a way to propel our thought lives forward as we read and just go about our everyday lives.Read more

Current Reading – June 2017

This book is hands down one of my favorites to date! For any parent, educator, grandparent, or other person influential in the life of a young child, this book is a must. It will leave you breathless to start pouring great stories into little minds. I’ll just leave you with these, some of my favorite passages 🙂Read more

Films

Our Everyday Neverland – Mountain Adventure – May 2017 from Grace Hill on Vimeo. Our Everyday Neverland – The Extraordinary Ordinary – April 2017 from Grace Hill on Vimeo. Our Everyday Neverland – Journey into Classical Education – September 2016 from Grace Hill on Vimeo. Our Everyday Neverland – Ode to Motherhood – July 2016 from Grace Hill on Vimeo. Our Everyday Neverland – The Extraordinary Ordinary – June 2016 from Grace Hill on Vimeo.Read more

Risotto with Chicken, Spinach, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 ½ cups chicken broth 6 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 ½ cups Arborio rice about ¾ cup white wine 1 bag baby spinach (5oz or so) 2 cooked chicken breasts, cubed (I cook it by generously coating in garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper then sauteeing) 4 oz goat cheese about 1 ½ cups steamed cubed butternut squash ground black pepper and salt, to taste parmesan cheese Directions: Heat the brothRead more