The prospect of open ended days minding two children through the heat of summer, untethered from the steady beat of school loomed like a rising tide, sure to swallow the narrow levies we'd constructed to guide us through the flow of time. No longer babies, but now boys, brimful of life and fire. Where would we go? What would we eat? Who would ring the bell?
And yet here we are. The minutes and hours have passed, faster than any of us would have liked. The boys are older now, their hair is longer and the golden sun has made her mark. There's dirt under our nails, but the garden is happy. We've carried rocks and collected driftwood. Shells line the windowsills. We're happy and sun drenched and we wish it would never end...
Annika Huston, 2019
Elizabeth Antonia's new book, Early Riser Companion, has been a source of inspiration this summer. Words of wisdom from women and fellow mothers line its pages along with ideas to spark the imagination and ground you with a sense of rhythm. It's a small, but shining beacon for this vast and wide open field of parenthood.
As it appears: Early Riser Companion, Turkish Towel, Striped Turkish Towel, Olive wood Cutting Board, cheese knife set, Olive wood bowls, Ruffage cookbook Moroccan woven knapsack , Wooden Purse, Straw Hat
Photos by Molly Haas.