I started this blog in 2009, under the name Laptops To Lullabies, when I was newly married and obsessively looking forward to getting pregnant and starting our family. I thought about nothing else, and blogs quickly became an outlet for my questions, excitement, and baby-planning.

At the time, I worked full-time in the corporate world, but I dreamed of working from home and building my writing career — while being able to be at home with my children.

I got pregnant with our son, D, eight months later — in September of 2009 — and he was born the following June. I was more determined than ever to be able to stay at home with him, so I started freelancing when he was three months old and built up some clients.

When my maternity leave ended the following May, I continued to stay home with D and work during naptimes and after he was asleep at night. To cut down expenses, we sold our city condo and bought a house an hour away in a small town.

I was pregnant with our daughter, C, in August of 2011, and she was born the following April. I took six weeks off, and then resumed my workload. My husband was working two jobs at the time, so I was mostly stuck at home without a vehicle. It was hard (is still hard, sometimes) but we’re making it work. I’m so grateful to be able to do this.

Today, D is seven years old and C is five years old. Darling Husband is down to one job (hooray!), we own two vehicles, and I’m busier than ever with my freelance writing career.

We still love our new not-so-new life here in the country. We are working hard, paying down debts, and living the quietly creative life that’s right for us.

We used to talk about buying a small hobby farm, but right now we’re content to stay where we are — in our little house on top of a very windy hill — and take things one day at a time.

This is a blog about making a cozy home life, finding happiness where you are, and choosing every day to do things that make your life more satisfying — whether it’s saying yes to something new, saying no to something that brings you down, or looking carefully inside yourself to figure out what you need.


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