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.

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

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 meaningful moments into our days.  Sometimes it’s 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. If you have any feedback or ideas that you’d like to share, please contact me.

Wishing you all the Best,


PS. I would love to hear from you! If you have any feedback, ideas, questions or concerns, please send a message to me at liz(at symbol)smallhandsbigworld dot com.