Sunday, October 3, 2010

Creating a Family Home Defined

I’ve always wanted to raise a family.  And now that my son Nathan (10 months) is here, I’m focused on creating our family home.  By creating a family home I mean the ongoing process of creating a warm, comfortable space where we can relax and feel safe, enjoy one another’s company and foster our son’s growth and development.

Our home has a rhythm and flow, with changing decorations and activities that celebrate the seasons and seasonal meals that take advantage of homegrown and local, fresh ingredients when possible.  My husband is an excellent cook, and from him I draw inspiration to plan interesting and [usually] healthy meals for our family.

I also love to knit and create warm things for my family to wear, in addition to making seasonal crafts and decorations inspired by nature that warm up our home and prove we actually live here.

Our mantle is my favorite place for seasonal decorations. It needs way more gourds.

On this blog I plan to share what our family has been up to and the ways we’re creating a family home.  I’ll also share the results of my long-standing addiction to wool and the art of knitting it into warm and [usually] useful objects.  I may also gush about the cuteness of my son.  Sorry about that.

Nathan, 10 months


  1. What a cute little boy! He is adorable! We have a one year old with a little girl due in six weeks. Right now we are living in an apartment but are looking to move into a house and I want what you seem to be describing. There are some houses that you walk into that seem so empty and then there are places that you can call a home. I look forward to seeing how you decorate and create warmth for your home. I might pick up a few tips too!

  2. welcome to blog land! beware- it is more than addictive... <3

  3. I just found your blog through Ginny's Yarn Along, and your family portrait caught my eye. Your Nathan and my Julia share a birthday—she was born the day before Thanksgiving in 2008, so her first birthday was the day your son was born.

    You have a beautiful family & a lovely blog—I can't wait to read more! xoxo

  4. Meghann, it's so nice to hear Nathan shares a birthday with your daughter! Thank you for your compliments and thanks for reading and following!


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