He may never pick up his socks, but I hope he never loses his enormously open and happy heart. This kid, along with his daddy and kid brother, changed my entire life by giving me a house FULL of people to love. I thought there could never be another gift more powerful than that, yet every year the boy manages to somehow take my breath away.Read More
The summer-to-school-year transition can be jarring for families, to say the least. Adding the complexity of split custody to the mix will give you whiplash.Read More
After being shamed for the last time by a 7yr-old about how much damage disposable plastic trash is doing to our environment (and to the baby seals), I’ve finally taken on the challenge of converting our kitchen into a mostly plastic-free zone.
The hardest part of that transition, so far, is turning out to be school lunches.Read More
A device-free challenge has made space for all kinds of new crafts around our house this summer, including some pretty cool yard art.Read More
Who would have thought that my childhood best friend’s children and our own would share the same love for one another that she and I have for over 30 years? Apparently, miracles do happen and we plan to nurture the heck out of this one.Read More