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 [...]
Complain about cleaning your house, and someone will point out how lucky you are to have the space.
Complain about washing dishes, and someone will point out that you’re fortunate not to go hungry.
Complain about the endless, back-breaking snow, and someone will tell you that there are places [...]
Yesterday, it was pointed out that getting all gushy on Valentine’s Day could be hurtful to others who aren’t in relationships or, perhaps even more, to those who were in rocky relationships.
It’s a good point. And, admittedly, I was a bit chastened upon reading it since, as I’ve acknowledged before, [...]