I am a former middle school English teacher who traded teaching Shakespeare for exploring the world (or at least my backyard) with my two little boys each day. In between potty training and making mud pies, I try to squeeze in a little time to craft, cook, and relax with a good book.

This motherhood thing is the hardest, best thing I’ve ever done. Sometimes, it’s easy to get bogged down in the sometimes-less-than-pleasant tasks that come along with running a house full of little boys. But, it’s my daily quest to focus on the many little joys that come from being a mother, and they are many!

This blog is a place where I share the many lessons I learn during my parenting adventures as well as simple recipes, activities and crafts that bring joy into our home.