Kid Quotes: Overheard Moments and Conversations

Exuberance after setting up an elaborate play scape: Emma (8 years old): Ready, set, play! Eight-year-old Emma talking to six-year-old Johnny Emma: I’m going to check the mail and then we need to work out a plan to save the universe. Johnny: Why do we need to save the universe? Emma: Because the sun is […]

Kids Need Cousins!

My brother recently moved to California – less than three hours from our house – and we spent Saturday and Sunday visiting them. I didn’t live near cousins growing  up, but I always loved getting together with them, and my kids had a wonderful time with these four cousins who they have only see two […]

Setting Monthly Goals: September 2014

August was a busy month, and somehow it is already time to set goals for September! My three “big” kids started kindergarten, first grade, and third grade in August – thankfully all at the same school after going to three different schools last year. Lily LOVES kindergarten, and was thrilled to be assigned to her […]

Hooray for Dads!

Happy Father’s Day! I am grateful to be married to a guy who is an awesome dad. Mike’s goofy sense of humor was one of the first things that caught my eye, and our kids love it as well. He understands the importance of hugs, storytelling, and spending time together as a family. Mike loves […]

Setting Goals for May 2014

April flew by, so I am glad we kept goals simple! Emma and Johnny had a lovely spring break, that new feels as if it were light years away, in spite of the month flying by so quickly. We spent loads of time outdoors – one benefit of having an indoor space that none of […]