Always new beginnings

Some days it can feel that my life has slowed way down since I became a mama. I expected it of course, and yet it’s a whole different thing to experience it. This week we are attempting potty training for the first time, which means we’re out and about even less than usual, enjoying simple…

What is this season for?

One of my daughter’s first words is “moon.” She points it out in her storybooks and is really excited if she spots it in the sky. I love that she notices. I love that, because of her, I get to watch the waxing and waning of that beautiful silver globe through the month, see it begin…

When a Practice Stops Working For You

I went for a walk yesterday afternoon, just as the sun was beginning to go down. Kaya has a cold – nothing serious but enough to make her really whiny – so when she asked to get into the pushchair in the hallway mid-afternoon, I took it as a sign and we headed out together….

Celebrating the Spring Equinox as a Christian (with a blessing)

Today is the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere. The sky is slightly overcast this morning but the sun is breaking through, important since we also experience a rare solar eclipse today. I love marking the seasons. It’s still a relatively new practise for me, and I tend to make it up as I go…

Lingering Light

“…The summer solstice has become one of my favourite times of year. It tends to sneak up on me, coming so early before the European schools have closed for the year, when everyone is still “looking forward” to the summer. This year is different though. My Midsummer Baby is due to arrive any day now….

Stirring in the Belly

I’ve had multiple friends post this week that they begin to see the first shifts in the seasons as the light stays around for longer. The skies here are already light when I wake up now, and I have to be up quicker to see the sun rise behind the copse of trees on the…