Holiday break looms right around the corner! It’s starting within hours or days for most of us. If you’re in a panic because you haven’t yet figured out what to give a special teacher in your life, I’m here to tell you to calm on down. It’s okay.
Here’s what [...]
The Halloween buckets still grace the sideboard in my dining room, yet all the online chiiter chatter is about Christmas. There’s a part of me that really objects to that, to be honest, but the reality is– planning early can be super helpful in alleviating stress later on. For that reason, I’m dipping [...]
I almost didn’t bother with this post today, figuring everyone on earth probably figured this out before me. But then I learned that my mom didn’t know this trick yet and, since my mom is inarguably clever, I figured there must be a few more people out there who could benefit from [...]
Let’s talk about Meet the Teacher, AKA Open House, Meet & Greet, etc. This is the event where you and your child go to the school, find the classroom, and meet the teacher. It typically happens some time in the week right before school starts, so the odds are very good you all [...]
Yesterday was my brother’s birthday and that reminded me of how, ten years before, I’d been four months pregnant with A. and had wound up hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidarum. I was released on my big bro’s bday and I can still remember weakly laying sprawled out on my kitchen floor in Virginia, calling [...]
When A. was an infant, he had the biggest thighs you can imagine on a baby. You can get a peek at them here:
So big were his legs that we couldn’t zip regular blanket sleepers over them. We tried sleepers from Walmart, sleepers from Kohls. Sleepers from [...]
Around here, the “at-home date night” is a regular staple. How we pull this off is really rather simple. I prepare supper for the kids early on, we go through our regular evening/bedtime routine, and then we reconvene for a grown-up meal where we eat, sans kids. Sometimes we grab take-out from [...]
I am a big lover of being able to prepare some of our own meals when we travel. Whether that’s having a mini-fridge and a microwave, a campfire, or a full-blown kitchen, I love to be able to help our budget while fixing some favorites.
I am not, however, a big fan [...]
If you had told me ten years ago that mine would be a hiking family, I probably would have hurt myself laughing. I was definitely more of an “indoor sport” unless we were talking about a moonlit beach or something.
Over the years, however, I’ve become a total convert and [...]
Every couple of months, my husband and I have the pleasure of venturing out on the town, sans kids, for a date night OUT. For some of you, that seems sort of pathetic, as you manage to go out far more frequently. For others, it likely sounds like a dream come true since [...]