Why We Love Archery

One of the most beautiful, amazing, yet sometimes heartbreaking part of parenting is watching your child find their way as we(as parents) try HARD to resist the urge to (gently) push them into activities, but instead sitting back and letting them find their way. Will they play football like you did? Will they excel in math? ...more

She’s Just A Child

This post has been sitting in my draft folder for over a month. I’ve written it. I’ve deleted it ....more

There’s Plenty Of Time To Grow-Up – American Girl Doll Giveaway

When my then 10 year old asked for another American Girl doll for Christmas – I admit I almost didn’t get it for her. I wondered if she wanted an ‘i’ device, some new clothes, a trip to the mall, or maybe an email account. She’d been playing with dolls since she was a ‘baby’ – but at 10, would this doll collect dust? ...more

I’m A Work At Home Mom

Work At Home Mother’s Log – Day 10 ...more

Not A Bah Humbug Month

We aren’t decorating for Christmas this year. With the house for sale, the impending move, ornaments deep in storage somewhere, and just a general feeling of discontent, different priorities, and overwhelming to-do lists – well the decorations can hide in a box in their unknown location this year. The girls have been told to expect little to open this year – the house, their new rooms, and the new space will be present enough ....more

On Being 12

She surprises me with her hug from behind. Her arms around me and her head resting on my shoulder. She touches my hair slightly and whispers “I love you, Mom.” I pat her head awkwardly ....more

The End of #Nablopomo

Mon dieu – seriously if that wasn’t the longest yet the shortest 30 days of my life, I don’t know what was. ...more

Old Age

“Mommy, you’re going to be closer to 50 than 40 now.” ...more

Full Day Kindergarten

Two days. ...more

Keeping Them Safe

At about 7:45am I wondered if I had done the right thing. We had planned this race for weeks – a fun 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning – just me, Eloise, and her bestie. But then we checked the weather ....more