Come Winter…

Come winter, there is something other than a chill in the air. Morning light has magic.  The invisible becomes visible. We breathe like dragons, wisps and puffs of exhales dance before our faces. Our frozen vehicle slowly begins to thaw beneath us just as we pull into school.  After drop …

4 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving: Family, friends and avoiding the frenzy

We have hosted Thanksgiving for many years now.  We don’t have the largest space, we have family and friends who are all fabulous cooks, and our house is anything but pristinely decorated.  We host because I enjoy hosting, my husband tolerates it, and we’d much rather host than be stuck …

Slow Down to Speed Up

Sometimes, I need to remind myself to slow down to get things done. It takes some effort because it’s counter intuitive. It reminds me a bit of Driver’s Ed and learning to drive in the mud. Our teacher would have us speed up as much as we could and then …

An Improvised 8th Birthday Party

When you don’t exactly have a birthday party planned other than the sleepover part – you improvise. We thought about Laser Tag, Trampoline Parks, and other outings but the best part about a sleepover is hanging out with friends and all the outings required a bunch of driving. Instead we …