Who We Are

the Small Hands Big World family

Hello and Welcome!

Every day I’m struck by the awesomeness of what it means to be a parent.  The fun, the responsibility, and the opportunities are truly amazing.

What are my “credentials,” you ask? I’m grateful to say that I was raised by an incredibly creative and playful mother, I’ve been actively involved in cooperative preschools and elementary schools for the past several years, I’m a published travel writer, and I was the general manager, marketing & HR director of a growing business for over 16 years.  I’m no expert and don’t ever want to come across as self-righteous — I’m simply a mom who wants to raise compassionate, intelligent, active children in a world that doesn’t always seem so compassionate, intelligent, or active.

Mom, Dad, Love, Sara and William Scrabble Pieces

As you might suspect, our days are filled with typical household activities (keeping up with clutter, cooking and eating meals, mountains of laundry, grocery shopping galore, transporting kids everywhere they need to go, and general child-wrangling) but as much as possible, I try to incorporate more meaningful moments into our days.  Sometimes it is a craft or project, sometimes a little field trip, and sometimes just a conversation but my goal every day is to remember what an enormous gift it is to be the mom of these two precious people.

Sure, at times my best intentions end up a complete mess, both literally and emotionally, but that’s life. I believe that if we can’t laugh in the face of adversity or make the best out of rough situations then parenthood is going to be an especially long haul.

Thanks to encouragement from my husband, friends, family, and other bloggers, I started Small Hands in the Big World to add my voice to the mix.  I hope you’ll visit for inspiration, ideas, community, and a little entertainment along the way; please add your comments and ideas and join the conversation along the way!

Wishing you all the Best,