Tag Archive: good times

Traditions: Old and New

So the holidays have been over for a while in my house – though you wouldn’t know it by the state of disarray and lingering ornaments to be put away.  I regularly leave lights and decorations up until after the Epiphany (or Little Christmas as my mom calls it), so I figure it isn’t too…

Worms In My Kitchen

Kermit used to sing, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”  Well, I’m here to tell you…. Kermit was dead wrong. It *is* easy being green.  All it takes is a single trip to your friendly store and a little ingenuity.  A couple of months ago, B approached me wanting to build a compost bin in our kitchen….

Summer Lessons Learned

In this, the season of back to school supplies, shiny new shoes, and Labor Day BBQs, I thought I’d prepare a pictorial essay on the ever-popular prompt, “What I Learned This Summer.” Enjoy.   What I Learned This Summer The best part of a water park is always the wave pool.     When it…

Letter to 18 year old me (with pictures. Shame.)

Back in November, I wrote a guest spot for Jamie’s If I Could Turn Back Time series.  I responded to her prompt:  If you had the oppor­tu­nity to sit down with your 18-year-old self, what would you say to her? Jamie’s series is celebrating its one year anniversary, so I’m reposting my letter to myself here. …

Words

We give our kids the words to understand themselves. One of my jobs as a parent is to give my kids words they can use to orient themselves inside the confusing world around them. We use words to express feelings, draw boundaries, connect with others, and get our needs met.  With toddlers, the trick is…

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