Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ordinary moments of magic

In mothering, much as in life, meaning has to be found in the ordinary don't you think? When I first thought of starting a blog it was this thought that arrested me and motivated me to capture, share, and ultimately celebrate, the ordinary. Because so MUCH of life, especially one wedded to the home with little ones, is very ordinary and is so task, and doing based isn't it? I realised if I didn't somehow bring meaning and a sense of purpose to the craft, what really could it all (and therefore my life) mean. I think I would just lie down under all the washing and not come out! Sometimes believe me I am very tempted to do just that, peace and time to ones-self anywhere, anyhow!
In conclusion, it is our dailiness that defines us, the small tasks or more the attention brought to the small tasks, the moments, that make the day, that set the mood, that shape the life. In celebration of the ordinary here are some of our favourite moments.
oiling toys
kitchen floor cookng
story time (before haircut!)
neighbourhood walks
drawing sessions inspired by Brambly Hedge

story sessions and picnics under our cherry tree
Ethan's first haircut, much overdue!
just sitting
painting and crafting


  1. Aw Ethan,ah to see your sweet dear little face again what a handsome little haircut!
    LOve your new wagon!! I saw these when i bought Cam's birthday bike.
    Loving Bella's jumper in the last photo and i spotted a wee Owl on the table too!
    missing yous lots,hope you are all well xxxxxxxx

  2. Hello there, I found you on Sunshine of my loves recommendation. I know right away i will love following your blog, I like your attitude to mothering very much x

  3. Hello Hannah, not quite sure how I got here?...a bit dazed & confused : 0 actually it may have been by the same path as Max above. I utterly agree with your beautifully expressed meaning in dailiness summation or quotidian ha! a new word that I just learnt the other day. I have 3 children now flown & two grandsons oh but no I'm not old! And still I come at life in precisely the same way..meaning is found for me in my immersion in everyday loveliness & sweet rituals (like walking & coffee with my darling & being a garden fairy ) & a blog is a brilliant way to record the flavour of a family..largely why I write mine. Catch up again. Much love Catherine


It is lovely to know I am not alone on this journey, your comments remind me of that. Thanks!