As a parent, it’s easy for me to make up stories in my head about the way that Olive and Hadley are, as creatures, based on all of the things I’ve experienced with them in the past. Two stories I tell myself that immediately come to mind are 1) Hadley is an outgoing climber bean eager to jump into any new environment and 2) Olive is great at tolerating high stress situations. I'm practicing seeing them with a beginner's mind.
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King, Jr. Flashback to January 2017. I knew I wanted to start a blog and I knew that my first post was going to be… Continue reading One Year of curious sparkle dirt
Hi friends! I wanted to share this piece that I wrote on the @sleepandsparkle Instagram account earlier today. Apologies in advance if you've seen this 2384829194 times already on my other forms of social media. I’m going to Capitol Hill! I am so freakin’ excited to join Julie Flygare and Project Sleep in advocating for… Continue reading Capitol Hill. It’s a place that I’m going.
Just a small thing made possible by of all of the men and women who fought and died for our country. Yes to watermelon and slip n slides and whatever kids do these days on long weekends but also to taking a moment to remember what it is that our men and women in uniform… Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend