Hey there. I’m Lizzie and I’m the author of this blog.
I am also a wife and a mom, a sister and friend, among other things. I try to be a happy person.
I have three kids, a husband, and two aquatic frogs.
I like being a mom. I love peeking in on my sleeping kids and seeing in what position they have fallen on the bedtime battlefield. I love hearing my toddlers learn to speak. I love watching them try new things and get to be good at them. I love the constant questions—the thirst and persistence for knowledge is inspiring. (It’s also maddening, for sure, but inspiring too.) I love being a mom even when I don’t like it.
I like to run. My husband does, too. We run together when we can, and when we can’t we support each other and cheer each other on from the sidelines. Running gives me a chance to work through problems and emotions, to push myself to do better, to spend time with friends and family as we run together. Sometimes I run alone, often I run with a friend, and usually I’m pushing a double jogger with one or two kids in it. Occasionally I run with my oldest kid by my side, riding his bike. We help each other up hills and chase each other down them. Running gives me a sense of accomplishment and let’s me see improvement in myself—things that are hard to come by on the long timeline of life and motherhood.
I like to bake and cook. I like to sew and clean and do all sorts of other traditional housewife-ish things. My family and I like to fix things and try to improve on them. We build and make and salvage and savor the results. We do it because we think there is a lot of value in living in a home where things are imagined and created, re-purposed and re-used, worked for and attempted.
And I like to write. It’s the best way for me to figure out what I’m thinking and feeling. I write to share and and learn from others. I write to make sense of the randomness of everyday living. I write to find stories and to tell those stories. I write to capture moments of sunlight and joy so that I can see and remember those moments in when things are not so bright and cheery.
I hope that sharing my stories is worthwhile to those I share with and those who stumble across them.
So, welcome. I hope you’ll stay and enjoy.