If you have been following our Bryarton Farm journey, you know that we have been working on the farmhouse restoration constantly. We have been needing some time away from it all, so we decided take some time to just enjoy being together on a beautiful fall day. We hope that this post inspires you to spend Read more
Last year on Father’s Day, I wrote about some big ideas that I feel are vital to being a good father. This year’s Father’s Day thoughts are focused on my struggles in balancing work with my relationships to my children.
Love letters have always been a way for people to stand outside of themselves and better express their deepest emotions. Something happens when pen touches paper. The feelings that you found hard to say face-to-face suddenly explode onto the page when released by ink rather than voice.
Are you living in survival mode? We are often asked, “Why did you move from your beautiful “finished” Victorian home in the city to a shabby little fixer-upper farmhouse in the country?” The answer to that question may surprise you: with Bryarton Farm we broke out of survival mode and started living our dream.
When you are in the midst of adversity it is so hard to be thankful for what you are going through. This post marks 30 years from my first surgery to my last. Looking back, I never dreamed that being born with a cleft lip would someday be something I would openly share with the Read more
Though sharing décor inspiration and bits of our sweet country life are what our blog is all about, my home rarely looks like the lovely shots my husband takes. Today I wanted to share an honest look at our farmhouse and chat with mothers of small children. I hope to give some encouragement to moms who are struggling to meet Read more
With the birth of our second daughter, I (Michael) have been thinking more about my role as a father to these 2 beautiful little girls. I came up with 5 ideas that I want to implement in my relationship with my girls and I am interested in starting a discussion with other parents—especially fathers with girls—to talk about this Read more