Monthly Archives: August 2014

Because I Don’t Have To Wear Pants…To Buy Pants {Sponsored}

When I moved to Canada, I worked out a very elaborate cross-border shopping solution, so I could continue to shop at my favorite stores that hadn’t come to Canada yet, or did ship to Canada, but had astronomical duties and fees to get to my home. No joke, I once…

Apples Don’t Grow On Trees & Other Things Crazy People {Me} Say

It’s amazing how productive a person can be when given a few hours to herself. Now just imagine how productive a work-at-home mom can be when given a few child-free hours during hell week**. (The answer is very, VERY) First thing I was productive at? Eating 6  Oreos.   Also,…

Sometimes There Are Bonnets

Isabella: Wah, I’m tried, and cranky, and hungry, and thirsty, and hot, and Josh is looking at me and Emily’s elbow is touching me. That was the scene in the car on the way home from Wonderland. That’s pretty typical for Isabella. Amazing, until she’s not anymore. The child is…

Ghosts In The Machine

Late Saturday night I opened up my computer for the first time that day and wrote on Facebook that it was a really good day. Because it was. Old friends, new friends, lots of good conversation, lots of laughs. For all five of us—even though Isabella did end up with…

Nowhere Sure Looks Pretty Good

Last summer we took the kids to Ann Arbor. We took Isabella on a road trip through Virginia and Washington DC. We went to Clevelands House. Twice. We spent many great days sitting by the pool, soaking up the sunshine and the smiles and splashes from our kids. We walked…

Thrown To The Baseball Wolves

I have somewhat of a reputation for throwing my kids into unfamiliar territory. After-school activities, camps, sports. We don’t subscribe to the “as long as they know one other kid going” method for choosing environments for our younglings. I’m not even really sure why we do this,  since I would…

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