Homework Kills Trees

I can’t begin to tell you just how happy I am that Thanksgiving week is finally here! Not because there is eggnog and sweet potato pie to be had (although yesss to that, too!) But even more exciting than that, what I’m over the moon about is having several sweet days over which my household […]

Again

I am dismayed. Dismayed that I have opened my newsfeed to headlines of today’s carnage in California. Another senseless mass shooting. Yet again.ย  I am horrified. Horrified to imagine the terrifying, paralyzing fear those parents must have felt the moment they learned someone was shooting at their child’s elementary school. But I’m unable to…because I […]

The End of The Road

  Just a few short weeks ago, my sweet little baby boy turned two years old. And within that same week, said sweet little baby boy slept the entire night through and stirred not a single, solitary time. When the morning broke, he fully awakened and made no move to nurse. Overnight, he had weaned. […]

Travel in an Uncertain World

Shortly after returning with my small children from their first trip abroad to France, a gunman opened fire in the very area of theย Champs-Elysees that we had walked, browsed, and posed for pics on just days before. We had already been discussing a trip to London next. Since then, two separate attacks have taken place […]

Mini Mean Girls

I wasn’t expecting this to be happening already ๐Ÿ˜ž Last night my Baby Girl came home from gymnastics team practice visibly upset and on the verge of tears because two girls have been continually bothering her and yesterday it came to a head. L is one of the youngest on the team, so these girls […]

A Kindness Remembered

  Today, my heart is heavy. A back story: Ten years ago a complete stranger showed me a random act of kindness that still leaves me in awe to this day. I was your typical broke college student who found myself in a situation where my current lease was ending several weeks before my new […]

Judging a Book On its Cover…And A Few Pages Inside, As Well

  The Babies and I recently finished Judy Blume’s Superfudge, and they loved it. I found little Farley Drexel Hatcher to be just as funny now as he was when I was a kid, and the book overall to be even more identifiable now that I have experienced raising my own little 5-year old boy […]