Today is the penultimate day of Christmas. I don't just say that to justify the eggnog I made two nights ago, or the fact that all the decorations are still strewn about the house. I also have to admit that I was wrong this year. I thought Christmas ended with Epiphany on January 6th. My … Continue reading ‘Tis (Still) the Season
OK, our Sundays are never really lazy, but today was rainy, and rainy Sundays feel like they should be lazy. And what better way to spend the single 90 minutes of downtime I had between putting Bitsy down for her nap, baking brownies for the parish picnic, and shuttling all three kids to said picnic … Continue reading A Lazy Sunday Crafternoon
Happy 5th of July, folks! It's not just for hangovers anymore. Today's the today when we American moms clean the paper streamers and party popper pieces from our yards, pick up the spent sparklers, toss the empty cans in the recycling, and inform our children that yes they WILL eat potato salad for dinner. It's … Continue reading Binge on a Budget
We have now returned to Ordinary Time. For those of you unfamiliar with the Catholic Liturgical Calendar, Ordinary Time refers to all that time in which priests root for the Packers. (I mean, wear green and gold.) Actually it means we’re not really doing anything special (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost) or preparing for anything special (Advent) … Continue reading Ordinary Time
Something wondrous is afoot amouth. My Baby Bear has lost her first tooth. I remember when that tooth came in. With pain and toil did I bring it! (Or so I thought.) Dr. Awesome was away on a long, tropical and enviable business trip, so naturally his firstborn needed to do something really horrible to … Continue reading Of faeries and lies.
I am Mom, and therefore frequently prepared for many unexpected emergencies of life, but I am not prepared for everything. Bear’s school, like most elementary schools, falls short on its funds every year for little extras like computers or books or something, and has to turn to the neighboring community and solicit monetary help. When … Continue reading Day 14: Feeling healthy yet? Let’s Run a 5K!
Is it conspicuous that during an attempt to reduce the carby footprint of my family, I take a two-week hiatus from writing after the biggest FREE SUGAR holiday of the year? No, of course not! Life is hectic when you’re keeping kids from candy bowls. And, you know, just keeping them alive in general. Halloween … Continue reading How was Halloween, anyway?