Last weekend there were a series of crazy happenings that just kept slowing our day down. In fact, that's life, especially in this busy season. My parents came to visit and to celebrate my daughter Lily's First Communion with us. They flew down to avoid driving through the mountains, but their flights left much to … Continue reading Long Distance Family
Last week I got the opportunity to take our youngest son on a “field trip” to Nomad Farms in Tobaccoville. I have friends who have raved about their Farm Camp, and I’m informed enough about meat processing and chicken farms to know finding a small, local farm is a great gift to your family’s health. … Continue reading Our Trip to the Farm
My daughter Sophia is a collector of things. Especially of broken things. Especially broken things that other people may have discarded as trash that she still sees as beautiful. The first time I noticed how strong this desire was for her was when we replaced the door knobs in our new home a few years … Continue reading Growing Beauty
At the beginning of the school year I bring my school lunch A game. I have a system with bento boxes and cut up fruit and vegetables and little reusable muffin tin liners filled with hummus. The lunch notes are specific to each child and to the upcoming day. I have something inspiring to share … Continue reading The Springtime Slide
I think one of the common misconceptions I hear around coaching and football families, is the assumption that our whole family is just rolling in team swag. If one of my kids is wearing a jersey for the team or is sporting a new sweatshirt I will hear comments like "Oh, I bet you guys … Continue reading Representing Our Team Colors
When I was younger I remember being very aware of the idea of being high maintenance versus low maintenance. And I remember being very sure that there was certainly a winner of those two options. I was convinced that being low maintenance was the thing that was sought after by friends, future spouses, heck, even … Continue reading Is Your Maintenance Light On?