Boy Blue is 12 years old today. I don’t know how all that time has passed because I am surely not twelve years older but here we are. This birthday also marks the last of our first birthdays in a new place. The boys and I arrived in Michigan two days before my birthday, and […]Read More A Delightful Dozen
I took Fat Tuesday at its word and ate like I was giving up food for lent. In reality, while I’m not catholic, I have decided to give up sugar for lent. I successfully curbed my sugar consumption several years ago, but things lapsed a little during my last pregnancy. There were basically no rules […]Read More Let Food Be Thy Medicine
I meant to tell you this during our lesson, but completely forgot! In Hindu culture, today is called Guru Poornima; poornima means full moon day, and guru is teacher, so it’s basically a day to celebrate and honor all your teachers. So, thank you for being such an amazing teacher! I’ve loved learning from you […]Read More Text from my student this morning:
Last night I made the rookie mistake of believing that our whole family should go to the school to support Red at his NJHS induction ceremony. Sitting quietly and still was not on the agenda for the little one, as you can imagine. These things are not designed with toddlers in mind. As I looked […]Read More Houston, We Have A Loophole
If I’m being honest I generally prefer week days to week ends. I don’t enjoy making school lunches at the end of each long day, and the afternoons are hectic between homework and piano lessons and scouting and cooking wholesome meals that most family members (but never all) will eat. But weekends are unstructured, exhausting, […]Read More For the Glory of the Weekday
Little Man has learned “why?” as in the following conversation on repeat all afternoon. “Please don’t drive your cars in the folded laundry.” “Why?” “Because when you do it messes them up and I will have to fold them again.” “Why?” “Because they are freshly washed and need to be folded and put away.” “Why?” […]Read More Why?
This weekend is going to make such a great story in the future. From middle of the night visits with our local fire department (yes, in our home, yes, because we called them,) to a puking child, to research on new furnace units, to me deciding the best way to deal with all of this […]Read More A Fantastic Story