Archive for the ‘Learn More Every Day’ Category

Summer Goals

I decided to give our summer just a little bit of structure this year by having everyone in the family come up with a few goals. I really do like the open time of summer - nowhere to be at certain times for the most part - but I was afraid we’d get a little [...]

It Could Be Worse

I was standing in the vet’s office this morning feeling rather sorry for myself. It was only 10:30am and already the day had succeeded in being utterly horrible and disgusting, filled with yelling and rushing the kids and extensive amounts of dog vomit. So I was very much thinking that things just kind of sucked, [...]

Boys and Weapons - What To Do?

Years ago, I saw an article in Mothering magazine about children and weapons play, and I saved it. Yep, I’ve hung on to my copy of it since 2006. I knew that one day I would need to refer back to it. And now, with two boys who love super heroes, playing “Good Guys and [...]

Our Baby Is All Grown Up

It’s funny, just the other day I was thinking about this little guy.

Remember him?
I wondered where he was. How his parents were doing. If they were all . . . somewhere. Pessimistically, I figured they probably weren’t, and I was briefly, illogically sad about that.
This morning I finally got around to going out and refilling [...]

I Love Trader Joe’s

I love Trader Joe’s. Anyone who knows me in real life knows this to be true, most of all, my husband, who has to listen to me tell him how much food I got for some small amount of money just about every week. Or point out to him how many of their products are [...]

Keep On Truckin’

Thank you all for responding to that last post - I really appreciate your input. It was nice to finally think through some of what has been on my mind lately, and I continued to do so as each comment came in and through the rest of the day.
The result is a rekindled excitement over [...]

I’ll Take That In A Girl’s 4, Please

Sam’s favorite color has always been purple, and to this day it still is. I can’t count the number of purple markers we have been through in this house. Come to think of it, I don’t even notice the fact that every time he eats food from a bowl I make sure he gets a [...]