Week of July 11th

Sorry that I’ve been such a slacker. Yesterday we visited the National Zoo, today it was the National Museum of American History. In fact, this morning I was standing in front of the Greensboro Lunch Counter trying to explain its historical significance to M when she interrupted me. “Mom,” she said. “Stop explaining it to … [Read more…]

Weekend of July 8th

Hey. We’re in Washington, DC. Yes, it’s a little bit too much travel too quickly, but it couldn’t be avoided. Hence my tardy post. Also, perhaps some slacking tomorrow. My children were keeping me humble today. Four actual quotes, all today: M: “What’s that on your shirt?” [answer: streaks of deodorant] M: “What’s that on … [Read more…]

Sure. . . YOU can go swimming. Advice?

A reader asked on Facebook: I would love some reviews of the pools at Saratoga State Park. Which is better? Are they typically crowded? Worth the drive from Schenectady? Appropriate for 1 year-old, 3-year-old, 8-year-old? Tips from other moms? I’ve never gone swimming there (and won’t, of course, today)–anybody else have advice to share?

Glamorous Jewelry

This whole no-pool thing has seriously got me down. I mean, if it were rainy, I could feel okay about indoor activities, but it’s so gorgeous that we all feel compelled to be outside, but without a stream or a sprinkler or a pool, it’s a little depressing. Today the ice cream truck came by, … [Read more…]

Oasis Family Fun Park

Perfect pool weather! Or beach weather! Alas, we’re not getting wet. In fact, when J was offered the opportunity to go swimming with a friend today, she refused out of pure sisterly loyalty. So in our search for dry-but-fun outdoor activities, an obvious one was mini-golf. For the 4th of July, we decided to go … [Read more…]

M’s Foot

Happy 4th of July! Yes, I’ll be telling you about the week ahead. But I figured that I should get this vacation story out of the way for those who have expressed concern. Before our Lake Placid vacation together, I was chatting on the phone with my sister. “I bought all the kids water shoes … [Read more…]

Links for You

We’re beginning to breathe a bit easier after being suffocated by damp & smelly laundry for a day or two. Actually, the household’s been slightly more chaotic than usual because in addition to getting things organized after the vacation, we’ve been processing New Acquisitions. First, M’s ceiling fan died, so there was shopping and choosing … [Read more…]

Back Home!

First, a little art camp news to pass along to you. Someone wrote to tell me (well, us really) about Omi International Arts Center in Ghent and its art camps for kids from ages 5 to teens. I also heard from the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy that they have so many … [Read more…]