Everyday Lessons

15 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 139

15 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 139

easterlessons

The past week or two or three — who's counting? — I've been on a wild ride (or twelve). Through all the ups and downs, I like to think I've made the transition from churros for breakfast to Cadbury minis for breakfast quite gracefully. Spring break really does rock! But alas, all good things must come to an end. Like my "lessons" post drought. So, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...reeeeeeeeaaaaaadddd! (Yep, I still … [Read more...]

15 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 138

15 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 138

marchmadness

March Madness is in full effect at this house. There have been big upsets, a Cinderella or two, and even a few slam dunks. And to think we haven't even watched much basketball. … [Read more...]

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 137

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 137

home

If we had to lose an hour this week, I can think of a few I could have done without. Sleepy time, it turns out, isn't one of them. {yawn} But I guess if you have to wake up early, waking up to a happy, singing toddler is the best way to do it. (And going to bed at 8:30pm pre-DLS time doesn't hurt either.) How is it that this day that brings parents to our knees doesn't seem to impact kids at all? … [Read more...]

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 136

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 136

sequoia

Why, hello again! Did you miss me? Wait, what? You didn't notice it had been, like, forever in parent years since I posted here? Well, it has. And there's more to come this week. But I figured I'd ease you back in with some important lessons I learned while I was deep in muck, snow, and sports. … [Read more...]

14 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 135

14 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 135

valentine

Lenny got older. I got tired-er. And the kids got sassier. Yep, it was a week to remember around here. (No matter how hard I try to forget most of it.) … [Read more...]

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 134

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 134

puertorico

From infinity pools to washing machines. From mojitos to cough medicine. From lounge chairs to basketball bleachers. I'm afraid there's no denying the fact that vacation is over. It sure was fun while it lasted... … [Read more...]

9 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 133

9 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 133

goldengate

A (dreaded) day off of school at the beginning of the week had us playing tourist in San Francisco (where we spontaneously met up with some of our best friends who moved away!) and Big came home telling Lenny that he actually learned a lot. (I'm guessing he was referring to Little's genius in Lesson #2.) But he wasn't the only one to get smarter this week... … [Read more...]

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 132

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 132

deepthoughts

It was a week of dancing, singing, tantruming, fighting (Pink's nasty cold), shooting (of the basketball variety), victories (also of the basketball variety, as well as the Denver girl variety), and defeats (nooooo Niners). I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted and ready for the kids to get back to school. Except tomorrow is a holiday. Well, for everyone except Lenny. Send me strength... … [Read more...]

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 131

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 131

2014

Bring it on, 2014! So far, this family's winning. I mean, I don't think we deserve all the credit, but Little did throw on his Chargers jersey for the second half of the game yesterday. Then, after a mid-day shower, he changed into his 49ers jersey for the end of the 4th quarter. You do the math. … [Read more...]

18 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 130

18 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 130

tidings1

Yes, this holiday week our spirits were bright — and so was the sun. Can you believe it was 86 degrees in Southern California on Christmas? Too bad Santa didn't bring us a Slip 'N Slide. (Though I'm not sure our Northern California wool sweaters would have had quite the same effect on wet plastic as lycra.) … [Read more...]