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It’s finally here! I’ve been dying to share our home with you since we moved in last fall. We’re just an hour from the city now, but life is very different here. While we’ve embraced the slower pace and connection to nature, we’re not sure how much longer we’ll be here – the city may […]

Our Hudson Valley Home Tour

Sarah Ashley Spiegel | Hudson Valley Home Tour

Making a stovetop potpourri is one of my favorite things to do in the fall and winter to start getting myself into the holiday spirit. In case you’ve never made it before, stovetop potpourri is a super-simple way to make your house smell amazing, made with all-natural, everyday ingredients from your kitchen. I find that […]

Stovetop Potpourri | How to Scent Your Home Naturally

Stovetop Potpourri

*This was originally published on my newsletter, The Great Mother. Check it out and subscribe here! Also, several of the sites are offering sales which I’ve noted below each product. I’ve been told many times over the years that I have great taste, so many times that I guess I can accept this as a […]

The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Over four months later… here we are! This video, which is more like a movie (clocking in at over 40 minutes!) shares all of the things that I found essential to my pregnancy. This includes my thoughts and experiences with all of the basics, including supplements, stretch mark creams, body pillows, pregnancy books, morning sickness […]

30 Pregnancy Essentials | Holistic, Healthy Pregnancy

When it came time to think about having a baby shower, I knew I wanted to do something a little different. I craved something more spiritual and personal than the more traditional baby shower focusing on gifts and games. I did some research and quickly came upon the blessingway, an ancient Navajo ceremony that focuses […]

Mother’s Blessing: A Spiritual Baby Shower Alternative

When we first started trying for a baby, one of the first things I did was rethink the products I was using on my body and in my home.  In my research around improving my fertility, I learned that chemicals and toxins in so many of the products we use every day negatively impact our […]

Favorite Clean Products for Beauty & Home

Favorite Clean Products for Beauty and Home

Yes, that’s right – YouTube is finally back! I’m so happy I was able to make this happen while I was (am?) still pregnant. I’m guessing it’s this pre-labor energy rush I’ve been experiencing the past couple weeks I have to thank for that! You might have noticed that I’ve rebranded my channel under my personal […]

We’re Back on YouTube! Life Update & More

  Below is a personal essay that is typically only available to subscribers of The Column. I wanted to share this one with you as it’s very special to me. I hope you enjoy.   June 10th, 2021 Every year my husband Jared asks if I want to do something special to celebrate my dead […]

Becoming a Parent Without Your Own

A Dutch baby, or Dutch pancake, is one of the simplest things in the world to make, and for that I find it so satisfying. Here I’ve used apricots, but you can use virtually any fruit, depending on the season. The traditional Dutch way is with sautéed apples and cinnamon, which is so nice in […]

Apricot “Dutch Baby” Pancake

Apricot Dutch Baby Pancake

“If you ask your body, is there another feeling underneath this exhaustion? Could it be grief?” my therapist asks me.  We ask my body because it knows the truth; the mind has a habit of getting in the way. “It says… Maybe,” I respond.  Something inside of me immediately wants to answer yes, if I […]

The Medicine: Work, Worthiness, and the Liminal Space