nurturing the whole self | skin care

"a series dedicated to nurturing and nourishing the self from the inside out" Perhaps I am noticing my own skin more as my children grow older and I help them cultivate their own self-care practices. As in every other area of life, it…

in the kitchen with cécile molinié

“In the Kitchen” is a series celebrating the family table––the food we eat, the spaces we inhabit, and the people with whom we share it all. Each edition welcomes a new voice to this conversation on kitchen life and food, and today,…

when life feels chaotic

Sometimes as a parent I find myself chasing shadows in our home life, trying to repair or address symptoms––consistent sibling squabbles, whininess, regularly unfinished chores, meltdowns, etc.––without taking time to notice something…

a simple path to nature study

  Each afternoon, indoors or outdoors depending on the weather, I read aloud with the kids, while they flip through nature books, illustrate and paint. We've always had a simple approach to our study and enjoyment of nature, beginning…

In the Kitchen with Susanna Hindman

“In the Kitchen” is a series celebrating the family table––the food we eat, the spaces we inhabit, and the people with whom we share it all. Each edition welcomes a new voice to this conversation on kitchen life and food, and today,…

on doing less

I have a personal drive and eagerness to try and do everything, and of course also to do it perfectly (some of which I wrote about here). It is our cultural assumption that more is always better, that quality and quantity can pleasantly co-exist.…

In the Kitchen with Myndi DeVore

"In the Kitchen" is a series celebrating the family table––the food we eat, the spaces we inhabit, and the people with whom we share it all. Each edition welcomes a new voice to this conversation on kitchen life and food, and today,…

memory keeping | printing photo books

Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this. ― Dave Eggers Let me first begin by noting, that for all of the images I share (a lot!), I'm terrible about printing. I have crested…

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Cloistered Away is a lifestyle blog, focused on simple, purposeful family living, written by Bethany Douglass.

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