Ask Me Anything Vlog: Part I (Wes Anderson, My Tattoo, and How We Discipline)

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OK, so I told you I'd do a vlog answering your questions. And then things got crazy and I never had a chance to sit down and record anything because, you know, children. And out of town. And life. BUT today the stars aligned and I did it! Then it turned out to be 20 minutes long. Ain't nobody got time for that. So I cut it off partway through and I'll post the other two parts later. So, in Part … [Read more...]

We Are Still the Easter People

We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song- St. John Paul the Great // Carrots for Michaelmas

The past two weeks have been weighty. Heavy. Hard. And it’s not because tragedy has struck my immediate family. It’s because everywhere I turn, people are hurting and I feel helpless. Iraqi Christians are being murdered. My brothers and sisters in Iraq are being brutally killed because of their faith and what am I doing? I’m drinking a cup of coffee and using my MacBook Air. And that makes me feel … [Read more...]

Twice: A Thrifty Alternative to Stitch Fix (Guest Post by Mandi Richards)

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I've been having fun trying out Stitch Fix, but it's not for everyone. My friend Mandi has been telling me about Twice which sounds like a thrifty alternative and so I asked if she'd share about it over here Enjoy! (Oh, and I'm still catching up on everything from being out of town so forgive me for being behind on emails and everything else!)- Haley dress: Banana Republic via Twice I … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 99

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Happy Feast of the Assumption! You probably didn't notice that I haven't been around much this week. But, I've been almost completely unplugged from the blog, email, and social media while we're enjoying a week in the NC mountains with my extended family. I'm just popping in today to say I missed ya! It's actually been a good week to have almost no internet access. Every time I try to check … [Read more...]

6 Favorite Homeschooling Resources for Little Ones

6 Favorite Homeschooling Resources for Little Ones

Image source: Books, by shutterhacks It looks like everyone is scrambling to put together their homeschool curriculum for the year. We take it pretty easy at our house because my oldest is in Kindergarten, so most of our day involves digging in the dirt, climbing trees, playing with LEGOs, and reading books. Not much structured school time yet. But we do have a few homeschooling resources that … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 98

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I think I've ALMOST recovered from the Edel Gathering and now we're off to a family reunion. Remember when preparing for a trip mostly involved making mix CDs for the drive and remembering to pack your toothbrush? Yeah....we're not in Kansas anymore. Packing for five is no joke. Well...four. Daniel is skilled at packing his own stuff. To tell the truth, anything I have to say today sounds silly … [Read more...]

Is Stitch Fix Really Worth It? Yes and No.

Is Stitch Fix Really Worth It? Yes and No. from Carrots for Michaelmas

Is Stitch Fix's personal styling service worth it? Is it a good deal? Well, it depends on who you are. After testing it out a few times, I've figured out how to make it work great for me. And I've also discovered that there's certain people that just shouldn't try it because it won't be worth it to them. So, I'm gonna tell you if you're a good candidate for Stitch Fix or if you should just skip … [Read more...]

Finding Your Groove When Nursing a Toddler

Finding Your Groove When Nursing a Toddler from Carrots for Michaelmas

With a firstborn who hated nursing due to reflux issues, breastfeeding started as a struggle and quickly ended with regrets and feelings of failure. Then when my daughter, Lucy, was born, I got the special nursing relationship I had hoped for and planned to go on for at least two years (partly because it was going so well and partly because extended breastfeeding decreases my risk of breast … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol 97

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I haven't caught up on sleep from Edel, yet. But it's mostly because I keep staying up late talking to Daniel forgetting that the mornings start early around here. Today Gwen woke up at 4:55. FOUR FIFTY FIVE! And honey child was not falling back asleep. So, I just got up, got dressed, and tried to rig yesterday's makeup into today's makeup before heading to Panera to write/answer emails/catch up … [Read more...]

12 Things I Loved About the Edel Gathering

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The requests are flying in for an Edel '14 recap! I feel like I've got 10 posts worth of Edel chat and need a month to process this beautiful whirlwind of a weekend, but here I am starting a post at nap time because Carrots readers shouldn't have to wait a month for me to process all the amazingness that was Edel. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, fear not. Edel is a gathering designed … [Read more...]