I’m Posting, Okay?

I’m having, like, blogger-block. Last night I was writing a post about our vacation and it was just too much for me. I wasn’t up for it. This is the problem when I don’t write. When I get started again, I feel like it needs to be high-quality and fabulous, which is pretty much paralyzing. … [Read more…]

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

With our new don’t-mention-that-our-house-is-empty-and-waiting-for-burglars policy, I couldn’t mention that we were heading out on vacation, but you may have noticed since I’ve been so light on posting lately. In the past, I’d ask for help from local readers who might want to write a post about something, but that’s fallen by the wayside a bit, … [Read more…]


It’s about time that I confessed to all of you that I let M join Instagram. And I feel like it’s a confession because it’s one of those slightly questionable parenting decisions that I made thinking, “Gosh, I hope that this is the right thing to do.” First of all, M just turned 11 and … [Read more…]

Books We’re Reading Now

Okay, I’m going to try to shape up, posting-wise. First I’ve been meaning to catch you up on all of our current book favorites. J, the 8-year-old, has been listening to Rick Riordan’s The Kane Chronicles. M advised her that the Percy Jackson books are better, but we had The Red Pyramid in the house … [Read more…]

Damn Kids

My children were driving me crazy today. What’s so wonderful about parenting more than one child is that each child has her own unique personality with her own, special ways to make me nuts. M will argue over the most ridiculous, ridiculous things. She is Orwellian. In fact, I often have conversations with her and … [Read more…]

Cute Farm Animals on a Stick

During her week at farm camp, M made a bunch of cute little farm animals. They were touted as bookmarks, but we agreed that we liked the idea of using them as puppets better. In case it’s not entirely obvious, they are: a rooster, a cow, a pig, a horse, a cat, a duck, and … [Read more…]


My day was just like today’s weather. It was so hot & humid, and then there was the massive, dramatic downpour, and I went outside excited to feel the delightfully refreshed, post-rain atmosphere. . . and then it was still hot & humid. And then it happened again. And again. I was running around like … [Read more…]

Balancing Act

How’s summer going? At our house, we’re having trouble finding the right balance between fun and exhaustion. Or rather, we’re constantly swinging from one extreme to the other. After a late night camping and partying on Saturday, we spent most of Sunday acting like utter slobs. There was napping and waaaay to much tv watching. … [Read more…]