It’s easy to miss the baby days. Particularly in this modern age of Instagram putting preciously sweet newborn pics right in my face and at my fingertips all the hours of the day. Oh my… the cuteness.
“Awwww….” I want to coo. My fingers itch to caress those chubby cheeks and [...]
Within the past few years, there’s been a definite trend of sharing what we DON’T do at the holidays.
“We gave up sending Christmas cards.”
“We don’t exchange gifts with extended family.”
“We don’t mess with all the Advent trappings.”
“We don’t go to a hundred Christmas parties.”
We were chatting with A’s old karate teacher last night and she was asking about his health. She had retired from teaching right before he went into surgery last March, but she had taught him for three years before that. She was so happy to hear how well he was doing.
I finished up my grocery shopping and went to take my place waiting in one of the two lanes that was open.
As always, I was just happy to be in line. As long as I feel like I’ve secured my spot, I’m actually rather patient about waiting. [...]
I just recently came out of a mini-season of true Survival Mode. My health situation made it so that I had to just make it through the days. Through it all, I made sure to remember these important tips. “Don’t worry about it– you’re in survival mode right now!” “I can’t even think [...]
Honestly, if there’s one thing I’d really like to encourage the parents of littles to try to do more often, it might be this:
Try to leave earlier.
I realize that, for some families, getting out the door any sooner simply isn’t possible, and I’m [...]
While many turn up their noses at big box shopping, we find they’re just what we need to stay in budget and feel good about our choices.
She insists on wearing a dress to speech each week. That one’s a non-negotiable for her. She knows I’ll make [...]
I have a confession to make. When I gave birth for the first time, there was a little part of me that was super relieved to hear them say, “It’s a boy!” It’s not that I didn’t LIKE girls… of course I did! And, honestly, I was arguably a real girly-girl: long [...]
[So, I'm writing this post on February 21, but scheduling it for six months from now-- August 21st. Why, you might wonder, would I do something so odd? Well, I'll tell you...]
It is mid-August right now. And I’m willing to bet it’s pushing 90 or maybe even hotter. Nights [...]
I saw the pesky, thorny little weed pushing its way through one of our shrubs out front. I’m not much into landscaping, truth be told, but I figured I should probably get rid of it. But it was thorny, like I said, and I couldn’t really grab it with my [...]