Before the days of children. Back when we were trying but to no avail. I worked at a local music store where I taught voice and piano. A small town place with rough, hardwood floors, records hanging on the walls, and a constant smell of coffee floating in the air.
We are in the market for a house. It sounds fun, but it’s not. Three simple requirements: livable, within the budget, and in a safe neighborhood. You’d think I was asking for the moon.
Growing up, there where two big chests that sat under the basements stairs. (Old ones that were made from some kind of metal and weighed about as half as much as an elephant.) When the last Thanksgiving festivity was over, Christmas was ushered in as those two chests were laboriously carried up the stairs to…
Whether you are trying keep your house less cluttered with neglected toys, or just wanting to switch up the types of gifts you typically give your kids, here is a list of non-toy gift and stocking stuffer ideas to put in your back pocket for the upcoming month of Christmas shopping.
I recently started to notice strange behavior in my husband. Nothing major, just little things out of the ordinary that have made me raise my left brow and run a gamut of hypotheses.
November is an understated month. It can’t help itself. It’s smushed in between the vibrance of fall and the Christmas season. It’s a whirlwind of coffee stains, turkey, tinsel, and sniffles.
My sister-in-law gave me an old, novel for my birthday. (The year 1911 to be exact and a copy from the first print!) Most ordinary girls would probably turn a nose (quite literally) at this musty gift, but it made my nerdy heart swell with joy.
While rinsing off the lunch dishes, Jovie said, “Today, my teacher kept asking me to use the magic word…” (long pause) “…Hey Mom, what is the magic word?”
We are avid readers all year-long, but there is something about cuddling up with a pile of colorful, kids books after spending a playful afternoon in the cool, autumn air.
The smoke from all the fires is finally starting to clear out of our area, and the Oregon rain is moving back in. Our regularly scheduled events are back in motion and the start of our home school year has begun.