Tip #1 to surviving your husband going out of town when your baby is 12 days old: take pictures. Then look at them once the kids are in bed to remember how gorgeous they are, and that moments like this are worth all the sleep deprivation in the universe: Let your kids take some pictures, too, so that you can look at those and laugh: Six-year-old Emma is pretty good at the … [Read more...] about Week in Review: Photography
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I’m feeling very pampered this week! K played with the kids for much of this week, and on Friday she and my sister E took the kids to the New England Aquarium for the day while I slept (in a silent house!) and got some organizing done. K also put the kids to bed on Tuesday so Mike and I could go on a date. Bliss. It’s making for a very relaxed summer and end-of-pregnancy! My … [Read more...] about Week in Review: Family Time
I had a truly wonderful week. My kids (led by six-year-old Emma) made me lots of presents to make me feel loved, and collected them all into an envelope, which they also wrapped up. Emma drew me a ladybug and listed things the kids love about me. Two-year-old Lily made me the purple mom and baby triangle people, and four-year-old Johnny made me this little play set: It’s … [Read more...] about Feeling Grateful (Week in Review)
We had quite a bit of sunshine this week, and spent as much time outside as possible! Mike got me a picnic table and umbrella for Mother’s Day, and we have been eating as many meals outdoors as possible. It makes for beautifully serene meals, with no floor to sweep up afterwards! The kids run around the yard afterwards until it’s time for bed, too – another bonus! I’m well … [Read more...] about Eating Outdoors and Weekly Update
My big news this week is the launch of the Small Hands Creating Hope project! We have raised $435 so far for the American Cancer Society, and Emma is putting our copy of the book to good use, trying out all of the amazing crafts! Please share this project, and contribute if you can. Every dollar makes a difference! The rain let up for a few days this week, and the kids had a … [Read more...] about Making the most of Spring!