A pair of socks each month

This was one of my goals for 2013 – and I’m so excited to be completely on-track, at least so far. In January, I knit my first pair of self-striping socks – for myself. Then, for February I knit a pair of socks for my youngest daughter – her older sisters have socks still that […]

This is why we don’t watch tv in the mornings…

There is a very good reason why I don’t generally let the kids watch tv while they’re getting ready for school anymore. Where in the past having the television on kept us on track time wise (what, Handy Manny is over? Get to the bus stop right now!), lately it’s become more of a distraction […]

A moment of panic

The other day when the girls and I were at the bookstore, I saw a copy of Jaycee Dugard’s memoir, A Stolen Life. I’d only read a few news stories about her and what she went through during the 18 years that she was in captivity away from her family, so out of curiosity I […]

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday #201 – Can you tell what’s different?

  Here’s a hint… This was originally to be a birthday gift for Abbi’s 10th birthday back in April, but she was very hesitant at the time about getting it done, so we waited. She brought the subject back up a few times over the past several weeks, so we stopped in a couple of […]

Are we smarter than a fifth grader? I guess we’ll find out!

So as of 11:39am this morning, I am now the mother of a fifth grader – as Abbi has spent the past several days pointing out. Not only that, but I find myself having a third grader and (gasp), a kindergartner as well. Yikes. Two kids in upper elementary? And all three of them in […]

Wordless Wednesday #190 – I’ll be your model, Mom!

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Wordless Wednesday #189 – Swinging

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Abby, age 10

I realized recently that I’ve been a naughty mommy blogger. For the past several years, pretty much since I started blogging in 2007, I’ve always done a Thursday 13 post about each of the girls for their birthdays. I like these posts, because it’s a good way to look back and remember what each of […]

One step at a time

Every so often I learn something about one of my children that just makes so much total sense that I can’t believe why I never figured it out before. You know – one of those ‘aha’ moments… I had one of these yesterday with Abby. If you’ve been reading here for a while, you will […]

Wordless Wednesday #186 – It’s finally warm enough to go to the park!

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