A new start

Don’t you just love new beginnings? New Years, a birthday, a new school year, even the start of a new month – all arbitrary  but seemingly fitting times to introduce change.  I’ve been feeling the itch to shake things up for a little while now. Our days have been kind of unfocused, unproductive, frustrating.  I knew change was needed, but didn’t quite know what kind.

At the same time, I’ve been putting off figuring out what we’re doing for our little co-op preschool this year.  Yesterday I decided to buckle down and try to get a grip on it. As I did, a vision started to emerge, books started filling up my Amazon cart, websites linked. (Can websites link? Whatever.)

Anyway.  I’ve caught a glimpse of the life I want us to have, and I’m using the beginning of this school year to mark the start of the change. It’s not concrete in my mind yet, I still have reading to do to solidify concepts and practice from  inspiration, but I’m excited about it.

If you’re interested in what our life will look like this fall, here’s a little virtual inspiration wall:

Embracing Creativity

Playing with Fabric



Lots of photos




I’m excited to see it take shape- and excited for the joy these changes will hopefully bring. I’ll let you know what happens as we go.

3 thoughts on “A new start

  1. Today we put away all of Spencer’s lesson stuff.
    I was actually really sad. I’ve done those daily with him for the last FOUR YEARS. We do crafts and learn and all that jazz. I’m trying to figure out what on earth I’ll do with miss P who can’t even sit up, but I’m sure I’ll come-up with something. Honestly, cherish that time you get to be creative with them. It’s so important when they get to school and leave you. Sniff, sniff….

  2. Maryanne, I am so inspired by this blog post. It is almost magical! I wish we lived close to you guys. I would love to work on all these projects and ideas beside you. I absolutely am blatantly stealing this post as my new creed. I have got to make some major changes in my home and it has got to start now (I am going to leave and go pick up some holiday decorations from a lady off of Craigslist in an hour). If I don’t do it it won’t happen and I’ll just get more and more depressed about the state of my home and my children.
    So thanks so much for posting this up and all those wonderful blogs. I added a few to my RSS feed.

  3. Hilary on

    Oh, Maryanne! I love this!! I agree with Jessica, magical. I stalk a number of the blogs on your list and always feel uplifted and motivated. And I was just talking to Justin about the “feast fit for two queens” and how I sooooooo admire NieNie’s ability to put in the effort and make childhood so magical for her children (and for herself, for that matter). Thank you for all the inspiration. And I KNOW you can do it!! (and, by the way, even before this post, I felt that you are a mom that makes life magical for her children too . . . just for the record (I especially love the garden on your deck)).

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