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 the living room. Read More
This will be our first fourth of July back home since we moved last summer. I’ve loved getting reacquainted with the place I grew up, and being close enough to family to share in traditions and holidays. Read More
My kids are getting to the age that I’m trying to get them to engage in more independent activities (even if it is only for a few minutes).
My goal is not to entertain them but to prompt them to creativity and independence.
Last week our two-year old son proudly brought a headless snake into the house (it was probably a casualty from the lawn mower). I am still saying prayers of gratitude that he brought it to his dad and not me. 😉 Really this is a common occurrence, not the headless snake part, but the joy and excitement of finding things outside. Read More
Essential oils are like flowers, they bring life and beauty…not necessarily to the eyes but to the olfactory bulb. 😉 The happy, energetic smell of lemon or a calming whiff of lavender is sometimes all this mom needs to get a little pick-me-up. Read More
My favorite kind of crafts are the ones I can do in one sitting. Here is a super easy one: decorating tea-towels with Sharpie pens… Read More
I love how children have so much wonder. They are so aware of all the little details around them that we as adults have grown to overlook. They point out bugs crawling on the patio, and squeal with delight when they see a butterfly land on a window.