Parenting

14 Activities to Cure Summer Boredom…For Free! (or close to it)

We are half-way through summer break and I am tired of hearing the wails “I’m bored”, “There’s nothing to do”, and the constant whine of my youngest begging me to play with her. To keep from going crazy and from taking a second mortgage out on my house to entertain them I started looking around… Continue reading 14 Activities to Cure Summer Boredom…For Free! (or close to it)

Parenting

The Price of Having it All

My youngest (5) never wants to go to bed. Bedtime is always hard but a few days ago bedtime was worse than usual. Overtired, she was whining and crying about everything from the way her pajamas felt (Too TICKLY!!!) to not being able to watch two more episodes of Powerpuff Girls before bedtime (It ISN’T FAIR!). I fussed… Continue reading The Price of Having it All

Parenting

Thank You: An Open Letter to My Childs Teacher

Every year I go through the same thing, excitement, worry, and hopefulness about the new school year. As the year goes on I grow more and more attached as I learn more about those in the classroom. Then, as the school year comes to a close, I have mixed emotions – I’m happy for the… Continue reading Thank You: An Open Letter to My Childs Teacher

Lift-me-ups · Parenting

Created with Love

I come from a long line of crafty women. I grew up in a house where my mom would sew, my sister would cross-stitch, and every Christmas meant a package in the mail containing something made by my aunt in Kansas. Above my childhood bed, covered in the homemade quilt and adorned with pillows stitched with love, hung a… Continue reading Created with Love