Life at the moment is incredibly exhausting, overwhelming and enriching. Explanatory pictures to come.
But in the meantime, some links:
What we'd ultimately like our front hall way to look like, courtesy of Ikea. But we're a long, long way from this.
A thought-provoking article about supporting local agriculture and farmers beyond merely a popular fad. I ordered our next 1/4 of a beef last week, and that's a good step, but there's so much more I could be doing.
Some thoughts about toys...I'm already anti-plastic when I can be (other than Lego!) and B and I are seeking out places to purchase more natural and sustainable material imagination-stimulating toys.
The Young House Love take on saving money whilst raising babies. We've been incredibly blessed with handmedowns and have saved a ton of money that way. The one point on which I disagree with the author is the crib versus bassinet idea--E has only ever slept in a bassinet so far (both our crib and our bassinet were handmedowns) and we've all slept way better that way than if she'd been in a crib. But then, we don't have room for a crib in the trailer, and I know that for other families, the crib route has made for a happier mom and a happier baby, so to each their own!