Let’s see…I just picked up Boy #3 from school, the fourth member of our household to catch the most violent vomiticious [...]
I knew it was coming. Boy #3 turned 8 in August and even though he’s just in the 2nd grade, he is transforming from little boy to plain ol’ boy right before my eyes.
It started with him talking about a girl he likes. [...]
This week his second grade teacher sent home a journal entry he wrote so we could read it. The kids were supposed to finish the prompt: “The best gift I ever received was…” Here’s what what was scrawled in his sloppy handwriting:
My mom and dad were the [...]
This morning I was checking my email when I came across an email from Lisa Leonard Designs announcing that Lisa and her family will be the subject of a new reality TV show, “Life By Design.” If you don’t know who Lisa Leonard is, you must take a moment and click [...]
I used to be all about Apple. I’ve had more MacBooks than I care to admit (mostly due to one of my boys dropping or otherwise mutilating them), and I was a devoted iPhone user until we moved out of AT&T coverage. Giving that up was a sad, sad day.
Recently, though, I’ve had the [...]
I have a thing for themes.
Any kind of theme, really. I love pulling things together into a fun package. I loved it as a H.S. Language Arts teacher, I love it as a curator of features like Handmade in Iowa for the Des Moines Register, and I love it as a mom.
It’s nearly been a year since moving from suburbia to small-town Iowa. It’s incredible how different life can be only 45 minutes away, especially considering we went from one of the wealthiest cities in the state to one of the poorest counties. Overall, we’re loving the slower pace of life and the [...]
As I look back at the past year’s posts, I’m ashamed at how few there are. And as worn out those “sorry I haven’t posted lately” posts can be, I do feel compelled to reflect a little on my negligence.