Hello and welcome! I’m a stay-at-home mama to a daughter we’ll call Bitsy, a graduate student of library and information science, and a person who loves to celebrate special occasions, milestones, changing seasons, and the small beautiful moments that make up our lives. I am so grateful to be able to stay at home with my daughter–it gives me the chance to experience so many more of the sweet, small moments of helping her grow–but one of the things I miss as a stay-at-home mama is having co-workers with whom to talk shop. A lot of what I’ll do in this blog is talk the shop of parenting and homemaking with my readers. I don’t pretend to be an expert. I’ll just share my experiences and talk about what works and what doesn’t in my own home and family.
I saw my daughter’s recent first birthday as a good occasion for writing my first blog posts. I want to share the experience of throwing her first birthday party and, over the next few days, reflect on her first year of life and my first year as a parent. I’ll look back at how different phases felt, the time I spent back at work, caring for a baby while taking classes, and what products from my baby registry were most useful. Some posts on this blog may include affiliate links for products and services I actually like and recommend. I hope this blog will be a space in which we can learn from one another and share joy in the small things that make life so meaningful.
Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing. — Therese of Lisieux