There is something going on in my house that I can't quite explain. The first week or two of the stay-at-home order I gave myself and my family a lot of grace and space to "settle in" to a...
I’ve never been one for beauty regimens or fancy clothes, so the leap to 24/7 athleisurewear and mom-buns caused by the quarantine orders has not been much of a challenge. No make-up? No problem. I don’t own any, anyway. That...
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I am sobbing. I am not sure what’s come over me but I am crying to this kind, sweet third grade teacher who, much to her dismay, shared her personal cell phone number with me awhile back. My lovely,...
With so much uncertainty surrounding the current pandemic, one thing on many parents' minds is how to keep their sanity child engaged and learning during the current school closures. While the idea of “homeschooling” can be overwhelming, what your child...
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous disruption and uncertainty in our lives and the lives of our children. We all have BIG feelings right now, and the best course of action is to try to take it one day at...
This past week, I have received messages from friends all around the country wondering how we’re handling the outbreak of coronavirus in the Pacific Northwest. Outbreak? Handling it? First off, much of this appears to be very much out...
I grew up with my nose in a book. I was never without a book and reading was a lifeline for me through some challenging times. I dreamt of becoming Belle so I could have my very own library...
It was a different era when our parents turned 40. It was full of the color black and over-the-hill jokes. But I've noticed something has shifted in our generation as we approach the older ages. New cliches have arose;...
We want our aging parents to have a comfortable life which may some day lead us to move our elderly parents into our home. Even if we already have a family and kids of our own. Living with aging...
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My family rarely dresses up in family costumes. The closest we've ever gotten is when my boys wanted to be Harry Potter and his owl, Hedwig. So, I did my take on Dolores Umbridge. I thought the cat brooch...

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