In each issue of Sparrow Magazine you will find articles written by a variety of healthy, interesting, and like-minded individuals. Topics will include fitness, healthy meal planning, organizing your home, meditation, artistic projects, and balancing your finances. Also featured will be stories of people who took a big risk, challenge, or adventure, and reaped big rewards.
Sparrow Magazine will inspire you to live a grounded, nurtured life and push yourself to reach your highest potential. We at Sparrow believe you have to care for yourself and your home so that when the time comes, you have the energy and strength to fly.
Why is it called Sparrow Magazine?
We call ourselves Sparrow Magazine because sparrows are known to be fastidious and productive in taking care of their nests and their flocks. Sparrows are also a symbol for freedom and known to fly far away but always return, showing passion for adventure and loyalty to home.
What does “Live Deliberately” mean?
We believe that to live deliberately means to care for yourself and your home while also pushing and challenging yourself. Deliberate living means making thoughtful and conscious choices that support you in living a life in alignment with your deepest values. When you live deliberately, you clear the path to your best life.
Meet Emilie and Kelly, the Editors
Kelly Weed Dahl and Emilie Brand Manhart, co-editors of Sparrow, have been friends since their elementary school years in Michigan. They remained close friends through middle school, high school and college, and are now bonded through the joys and challenges of parenting two children each while pushing themselves to reach their own goals and dreams.
Kelly lives in Ohio with her husband Erik and their two children, Cooper and Ellery. Kelly is always striving to find meaning as a working mamma, wife, and creative woman. She works as a Personal Coach, helping others ignite their creativity and give their dreams wings. Journal writing, exercise, reading, painting, and getting outside are some of the ways Kelly finds balance. You can find more of her work at Perched To Fly.
Emilie has called Maine home for ten years now, where she lives with her husband Sam and children Skyler and Reed. She works as a high school English teacher, and balances her remaining time between baking in the kitchen, running, going to grad school, writing the blog One Mom In Maine, and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors.
Both Kelly and Emilie are committed to living deliberately, focusing on healthy, balanced living for themselves and their family. Kelly and Emilie are excited to share their passion for deliberate living with you.