Living through a pandemic was something I’d never even considered. So when Covid hit, beyond the ridiculous unknowns of the first few weeks, this introvert thought it might be a nice break from the busyness of life with three active kids. We’d clean out closets (we didn’t), we’d enjoy movies together (I think we watched […]
*UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Many thanks to all who entered!* Tinkering. My boys are experts at it. And, quite honestly, it makes me crazy. All too often I discover a new form of chaos has erupted in my house. I step in honey on the front porch where they were making “potions”. […]
The following post was inspired by the book Dad is Fat, by comedian Jim Gaffigan. Jim riffs on his adventures co-parenting 5 kids (yes, 5!) in a two-bedroom (yes, 2!) Manhattan apartment. Join From Left to Write on April 22nd as we discuss Dad Is Fat. As a member of this blogger book club, I […]
Each of my kids has had a thing along the way. Big went through a phase where he would only wear mis-matched shoes — usually two different colored Crocs. Little? When he couldn’t decide between outfits, he’d just put on everything he felt like wearing — at once. One Christmas Eve, he piled on twelve shirts. […]
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest! The evening started with butterflies. At first it was the unsettling kind. The kind that send your mind and stomach spinning. The kind that remind you that this moment you’re about to walk into, it’s big. And you’d better make it count.