My kids can finish off a box of cereal in one sitting. There are four of them, and they each usually want two bowls apiece, and by the time we’re done with all that and a wee bit for me the entire box is gone. Add in a preteen boy who’s beginning to ask for […]
For most of the year, we have a schedule. We go to school at the same time, do our after-school activities at their appropriate times, do our homework at the same time each day. We eat dinner and go to bed (mostly) at the same time. But during summer — we try to strike a […]
So I mentioned last week that we started composting. I’ve been scared to try because it looked like a hassle, but we finally did and here’s what we’ve learned about how to compost. My husband brought home this kitchen composter that’s all cute and sits on our counter. We just dump our kitchen scraps in […]
Oh, my. Summer cocktails. Perhaps the best part of summer? Except for the warm weather and the swimming and the not getting grumpy children up and out the door while making sure no one forgot their homework or their lunch or their jacket. Hallelujah to all of it. I’m so ready.
Hi, there! Welcome back. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out the first half of this post. And now — a few more tips for helping flower girls and ring bearers shine during their Big Important Moment in The Spotlight (it’s not really about the bride, is it? Not to them anyway.)
Wedding season is upon us! Because of a unique combination of circumstances (my husband and I are both oldest children, so we were married with kids well before our siblings got hitched…and we had four of those kids) we’ve supplied ring bearers and flower girls for several weddings over the past few years. We’ve even got […]
Ohhhh, so close I can taste it. Those warm summer nights, sittin’ on the deck, watching the kids play and sipping on a wee summer cocktail and chatting with my husband. We. Are. Almost. There. Except today, though, it’s snowing. We’re in that mid-spring weather that tricks you for like a week with warm sun and […]
We just finished up our week of spring break. It was a delightful time of sleeping in, and staying in our pjs too long, and eating leisurely, drawn-out breakfasts (like this one — yum!) and — a few days at least — not doing much of anything.
The kids are on Spring Break next week. And summer’s not far beyond that…which means it’s high time we got out on a road trip. As you know, we take some doozies (my favorite so far — Denver to New York and back), and I have a few tips on traveling long, looooong distances in the car […]
Summer’s coming, summer’s coming! Here’s the thing — there are a lot of us. So even a relatively inexpensive trip to…say…a pool or a jumpy-house place adds up pretty quickly. We’ve gotten good at finding super-cheap or free things to do outside during the summer — because while I don’t want to pay for us […]