Category: The Family

chef

We spend a lot of time meal planning and making shopping lists and dinner-making schedules in this house. We both work full time and between extra-curriculars and various keeping-children-alive appointments, having a solid what’s for dinner plan helps. {I know you’ve got your pinterest fingers all ready to share all…

Mornings With Isabella, Sandy Beaches, and Fear Conquering

This morning began much like every other morning: I checked to see if April the giraffe is still pregnant. Isabella yelling at me about something. My baby, it seems, isn’t so much a morning person unless it’s Saturday — the one day a week I could potentially do some sort…

Edge of Sixteen

I don’t claim to be a master in the kitchen. (A master chef, if you will). I can hold my own, and I make a mean béchamel sauce. Mostly, though, my positive culinary experiences are due to the result of good timing, a good sense of humor, and good adaptability…

Can Do

As I started to add more and more things to my list of things I can’t do, like make a stinkin’ queen-sized bed or fold a fitted sheet or remember to switch the laundry from the washer to the dryer or do any kind of ironing of any kind {note…

I Bet Norman Bates Didn’t Have To Take Tri-Sci

We all laughed when Emily took the “What career am I best suited for?” test at school and her results told her she’d make a fine upholsterer or taxidermist. “Pollster?” I said, almost mildly hopeful. “No Mama, you know, someone who covers couches.” “Dream big, my love. Dream big!” Not…

Fish-tery Solved, But We May Never Sleep Again

Last night we had a bit of a mystery on our hands. A fish-tery, if you will. (Credit where credit is due) I will admit I was a little exhausted from 6th grade meet-the-teacher night and was looking forward to crawling into bed early with a remote in my hand….

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