Unhurried and Handmade

December 31, 2017By EmilyJournal 1 Comment

  Kissing boo boos, changing poo poos. Dance parties, digging dirt. Making art and make believing. Unhurried, handmade, heart. Messy hands and tangled hair. Belly laughs and juicy pears. Singing, songing, all belonging. Simply, slowly. Gently growing. Inside, outside. All our own. Welcome, welcome to our house. Welcome , welcome to our home.

The Art of Observing

April 28, 2015By EmilyArticles, Journal 4 Comments
A few months ago I sat down on a Saturday afternoon with a rare couple of hours to myself - no baby, no client, no housework. For the first time in about five years, I pulled out my watercolors and dusted off my brushes. I didn't know what I was going to paint at first, [...]

When I Was In Prison

June 8, 2014By EmilyArticles, Journal 45 Comments

Ten years ago, I made a decision that would change the rest of my life: I decided to live. That choice didn’t come easy. I had to descend to the deepest, darkest place I’ve ever been in order to see light.

10 Solutions For Creative Block

March 27, 2014By EmilyHome 5 Comments

Does this sound like you? Today’s question comes from Molly, who is struggling with creative block. In Molly’s case, her core message for her business is eluding her. But the actual message is secondary to the real problem: stagnation caused by fear. And if you’re like me, Molly’s struggle resonates deeply. I’m talking about that … Read More

To My Husband, On His First Birthday As a Father

March 3, 2014By EmilyArticles, Journal 16 Comments
First-time parenthood is a rush -- a flood of emotions, mistakes, tears and laughter. Too often, we focus on the needs of mama and baby and forget that new dads need love and support too. For many, they are the glue bonding new families together, carrying out silent acts of tenderness between the seams. I [...]

Q&A: How To Boost Traffic to Your Site or Blog

February 27, 2014By EmilyBlog 4 Comments

Before I begin, I’d like to give credit where credit is due: the following recommendations are a curated list of strategies first proposed by Marie Forleo in B-School and Derek Halpern in his fantastic program, Blog That Converts. These are tips that I’ve found most effective for myself and my clients. It’s not exhaustive by … Read More

What I Gave Up For Motherhood

February 22, 2014By EmilyArticles, Journal 13 Comments
Recently, my husband and I were visiting with a few friends who had come to meet our daughter, then two months old. After sharing a few requisite stories about getting intimate with our daughter's poop, the conversation inevitably turned to a more sobering discussion on parenthood. One of them half-jokingly refer to having children as [...]

Free Print: Change

February 21, 2014By EmilyBlog, Free No Comments

Hi Friends, I made this for you today. Another gentle reminder that, while difficult at times, change is natural and good. Download the hi-res version here and if you get it printed and hang it, please take a photo and post in the comments for everyone to see (especially me). And as always, it’s free, … Read More

Free Print: Be Water

February 19, 2014By EmilyBlog 1 Comment

Happy Wednesday, Friends. To get us through hump day, I’m sharing one of my favorite quotes from the master of flow, Bruce Lee. I made this print for you – you can download your hi-res version here, print it out, hang it up – and then kindly share this link with others, so they can … Read More

Urgent vs. Important

February 13, 2014By EmilyHome 2 Comments

I am a list-maker. I like to makes lists at the beginning of the day and mark things off as I go. It’s exceptionally satisfying to see the progress I’m making throughout the day. When I became a new mother, this didn’t change – I still made lists. What changed was my waning capacity to … Read More