Lights. Camera. War. It’s family-picture time, baby. Time to battle-plan for that magical shot: Smiling, cherub-cheeked children. Children not merely laughing, but frolicking, gaily in gold-dappled meadows of wildflowers or a forest glen. Festooned in frocks and frill from Soor Ploom or Rylee + Cru.
I recently stumbled upon a blog post (that I can no longer find) about how anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. And a Google search earlier today led me to this G.K. Chesterton quote: […]
With a 3-year-old and 1-year-old, I’m on continual lookout for neighbor-kid friends. All of our immediate neighbors have kids 1 to 2 decades older – definitely not prime friend age. So when I saw a […]
If you want a designated email address for your spam email messages, you should create a very vanilla handle like “Stacys-spam-messages” at your-preferred-email-provider-dot-com, Because if you create a snarky spam email account with an email […]
So, If you ask a short-fused woman to reset her password, and keep telling her: Choose a new password you have not used before, Choose a more secure password, Your two passwords don’t match, And […]
The kids’ long awaited Grandma came to visit! She came for a 6-day stay that went really well. Card games and Candy Land and splashes in the kiddie pool. And a visit to Gale Woods […]
I’ve asked that question once in the past 3 years. Sometimes, asking the barkeep, “What do you have on tap?” is good for the soul. At least once a month, I’m going to create an […]
My son Henry, my youngest child, cannot be ignored. He seduces you easily, with his grins and giggles. I think it’s more about grasping (desperately) for attention than being naturally good-natured. He is malleable. He […]
As my son Henry does not talk yet (being 10 months old), he and I have yet to form our nighttime ritual. With my daughter, nearly 3, we have a pattern. Stories in bed. At […]
Most of the time, I can choose to retreat, and occupy my time with other ventures. Crooked quilting. Sewing. Gardening. Closing the circles on my Apple watch. So many different distractions. There are plenty of ways to skin a cat.