In November


A family sitting together.In November, by Cynthia Rylant, is a favorite seasonal book I read to my children as we enter the new month. It highlights the natural late autumn happenings and quietly touches on Thanksgiving.

The first line in Rylant’s book is “In November, the earth is growing quiet.”

This November, I want to grow quiet as well.

In November, we are way past the apple and pumpkin picking, and we’re exhausted from Halloween events. Back-to-school frenzy and fall sports have ended, and our family gets a brief calm before the December storm of holidays and my oldest daughter’s birthday.

I caught a glimpse of a quiet weekend on Sunday when I stayed home with one of my children. We read books, cooked together, snuggled and watched a movie, and played board games. I want to commit to more days like that one, so…

In November…

Weekends will be slower and less scheduled.

We’ll strive for bedtimes before 9 p.m.

More free time for my children at home.

Less rushing.

Less driving in the car.

More home-cooked meals.

Even if it lasts for just November, I’m happy to commit to one month at a time, at least until spring sports begin.

What would you like your November to look like?

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Jamie is a mom to a daughter (2014) and boy/girl twins (2016). She was born and raised in Westchester County, NY and together with her husband (married in 2011), made Danbury, CT their hometown. Jamie is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Realty. In the present day, more than ever before, “home” is an essential and safe place in an ever-changing world. Helping clients achieve their homeownership goals, searching for the home that’s “just right,” or helping them move on from a home that no longer serves them drives Jamie in her real estate career. Home for Jamie is Northern Fairfield County, and she never gets tired of spending time in the community with her family, visiting her favorite parks, and exploring local shops and restaurants. Jamie can be found on the Peloton leaderboard at 6:30 every morning, which fuels her long days of work and momming. Morning workouts are as athletic as she gets, and her favorite thing is tucking her children in at night and catching up on whatever show she is streaming. As much as she loves staying in, she doesn’t pass up a night out with her childhood girlfriends or a date night with her hubby. 


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