In my last post I talked about the concept of choosing a word for the year, made popular by blogger Ali Edwards. I've been thinking quite a bit the last few days about what word to choose. I entertained quite a few "candidates" before I decided on my word for 2010:



1. a place in which to rear young
2. a number of birds, etc... inhabiting one such place.
3. a snug retreat or refuge; resting place; home.


1. to build or have a nest.
2. to create and settle into a warm and secure refuge.
3. to fit together or within another or one another.

Lately I've begun to think of cleaning my house as "feathering the nest." It gives the menial and repetitive tasks such a positive, airy slant. I love being home and enjoy making our home a safe, cozy, tidy, functional, supportive place. I like how a nest is where baby birds are nurtured, just as this phase of my life is largely about raising my little girls. I like how it will remind me of my true priority: to create a home and a family.

I want to intentionally create a sacred, loving refuge for the man and little women I treasure.

Have you chosen YOUR word yet?


  1. Wow Jenn you totally inspire me everytime I read you blog!! You are an incredible mother. I love that you share in your experiences and love of being a momma to two beautiful little girls!!

  2. Found it. My word for 2010 is


  3. Love it, Wendy! Care to share the meaning behind it?

  4. Love this. And thanks to you, I am also pondering my "word for the year".....and I think I am getting close. But not quite there. You'll know when I post about it. :)


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