Introducing Islay

June 13, 2013

I’d like to introduce you to my oldest daughter, Islay.  She’s 3.  She loves painting, music, and playing outside.  She’s super smart and already reading.  She knew her ABCs & could count to 40 by 2 years old.  She likes superheros and playing dress up.  She can work the iPad better than her Opa. She […]

Kid Approved Mac and Cheese

January 21, 2013

My children eat a lot of mac and cheese.  For one thing, we don’t get them meals when we get takeout – which is maybe once a week or so. I’ve found the oldest won’t eat what we order for her, so I don’t even bother.  But she will gobble up my mac and cheese. […]

Acts of Kindness

December 19, 2012

I’m very inspired by Ann Curry’s tweet about doing #20Acts of Kindness in honor of the children lost at Sandy Hook last week.  Laura @ Pitter Patter Art does these frequently and I’m always encouraged by her generosity and enthusiasm. The outpouring of compassion for the Sandy Hook victims and Newtown is overwhelming and moving.  […]

Rethinking Christmas

December 9, 2012

I’ve decided that this year is a perfect year to set a low bar for my children at Christmas regarding the expectation on presents.  I mean, they have a lot of stuff. And they will get a lot of stuff.  ( Once you add in the extended family and friends, it all kind of adds […]