While emptying the dishwasher this morning I began planning the daily juggle of distance learning, work, and household chores. I began wondering... what kind of parent am I going to be today?  Morning Me is always optimistic. She is ready to...
Every morning starts the same way. I wake up before my children and brew a round of delicious, warm coffee. I breathe in the energy of a Pacific Northwest morning, and I meditate on the wonderful day that awaits...
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In The Before Time, back-to-school was always a season of excitement and anticipation; this year feels… different. Like a lot of parents, I have a healthy dose of anxiety about this school year, and my kids seem a little...
We are social-distancing and working from home... and in-person school is out for fall. This is the new normal. For many, distance learning in the spring did not prove to be successful. We were surprised by having to learn...
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In 2009, my husband and I put together emergency “bug out bags” which included flashlights, N95 masks and MRE’s. We created the bags, put them in the garage and more or less forgot about them. Preparing the bags seemed...
A few months ago, a friend posted an experiment they did with their kids on social media, and I knew I must try it. The experiment? Testing the effects of positive and negative energy on an apple. This was intriguing...
I've found myself smitten with a delightful little part of Instagram these days: designer cookies. Yes, beautifully decorated cookies with some of the most inventive, creative, and funny illustrations. So, really, what's not to love? I took it upon myself...
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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