Encouragement. Frying Pans. Folding Clothes.

So, what’s been up lately? Well, it’s been busy. I’m almost ready for Christmas. M has been learning new skills and figuring out her future. J has been starting her club volleyball season and her first-ever indoor track season. But for now, a few things around the house. First: one of my parenting successes. Both … [Read more…]

Home for the Weekend!

Our entire family is home with no immediate plans for out-of-town travel, and I gotta tell you, it’s pretty exciting for me. This is sort of the calm before the back-to-school storm. The girls’ fall sports start a week from Monday, which effectively becomes the end of summer for them, with M’s schedule including plenty … [Read more…]

February Break 2019

Okay, how did we fritter away all of February break? For the first time ever it felt like the week was over before we really got started. I blame the kids’ sports schedules. M had her sectionals indoor track meet on the first Sunday of break, then another meet on Tuesday down in New York … [Read more…]

Giving Away Books Sparks Joy

I mentioned Marie Kondo lately, and while I never did get around to episode 2 of the Netflix series, nor have I embarked on a large-scale de-cluttering operation, I can’t help but think about her, basically just from the zeitgeist. Most recently, she’s been given a hard time about de-cluttering books in an internet tempest … [Read more…]

Hunkered Down, Tidying Up

Y’all, don’t worry! While it’s true that I am almost done with this box of wine, I have a brand new, not-yet-opened box of wine to get me through the weekend! So we’re all good! Today M was supposed to catch a bus at 4:45 am to go to a track meet in New York … [Read more…]