What’s saving my life right now


Joining Modern Mrs. Darcy for this meme. I actually had to think long and hard about this post. Typically, February is a low month for me. I'm usually suffering the effects of light deprivation and feeling sluggish and a bit blue. This year, however, things have been very different, which I'm … [Continue reading]

What we ate last week

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Instead of posting meal plans with good intentions, I promised to post what we actually ate last week. Here goes. Sunday we ate at the Flip Burger Boutique, where I ate the leftover bits of burger from my little girls' plates, and a Cobb salad (greens, bacon, Bleu cheese, tomatoes, hardboiled … [Continue reading]

Books to read aloud: 2016

2016 read aloud picks

A couple of years ago, when I set a goal to read "fewer books, with more intention", I also decided to make sure my kids had read all the books we … [Continue reading]

Why I (still) love ALDI

Why I Still Love ALDI

Recently I saw a discussion about ALDI on a social network. The chain seems to elicit two opinions: love and hate. Seriously, I do not understand the … [Continue reading]

What we ate last week


When I write, I want to move people. (Speaking of which, I wrote an essay for DesignMom's blog about my high-risk pregnancy and subsequent … [Continue reading]

Time tracking, part two

So one of my goals for this year was to draft more of my blog posts on paper. I have been doing that, but sometimes I forget to, you know, actually … [Continue reading]

Time Tracking: what I learned, this time

A couple of years ago, I did an experiment in time tracking after reading Laura Vanderkam's fabulous book, 168 Hours. I wrote about the experience, … [Continue reading]

One year


Today is January 19. If my youngest child had been born on his due date, he would be one year old today. Instead, he is 15 months old. If you're … [Continue reading]

Recent Reads

Linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's Quick Lit The Last Midwife: A Novel by Sandra Dallas - Books about midwifery are among my very favorites. … [Continue reading]

Parenting “lasts”

parenting firsts and lasts

Quick note: this FREE Mrs. Meyer's cleaning kit deal from ePantry only has two days left. Check it … [Continue reading]