An Open Letter To Late People: The Art and Kindness of Being ON TIME

This first post of this new year may come off a little ranty. I suppose “An Open Letter To Late People” might hold a tone of discontent at the very least. However, my point is not to rant. My point is to make a point. Two points, really… 1) Being ON TIME is a beautiful work of […]

Favorite Things: These Are a Few of Them

That’s what this post is all about… favorite things. MY favorite things. I can’t really write about anyone else’s favorite things on account of the fact I am not anyone else. CLEARLY. Which is probably a really good thing. I am especially not Oprah. If I was, then you’d all be getting all of the […]

100 Good Deeds: #DeedADay Movement

This is the time of year we look back and look forward. We take stock, which moves many to resolve to make changes. Exercise more! Eat less! Get organized! Etc and whathaveyou. Anytime is a great time to decide to live better. To be better. But the start of a new year has a way […]

6 Things To Think About Before Gifting a Pet

Oh Hallmark… you romanticize EVERYTHING. From actually human relationships to pet ownership. Let me be clear… PETS ARE WONDERFUL. Surprising someone you love with the puppy they’ve always wanted is WONDERFUL. In theory. But bringing home a puppy is a lot like bringing home a baby. It’s work. It’s messy. It doesn’t sleep through the […]

On: Parenting, A New Cute Mug, A Birthday, Moderate Adversity, And Teens

I should be sleeping now. It’s a morning I didn’t have to set an alarm yet my body started moving me out of sleep around 6. I didn’t get to bed until nearly 1 a.m. and should not be awake! However, a friend who moved to Germany years ago is moving back to the area-ish […]

And then there were SCHOOL GROUP PROJECTS.

You know what I think about parenting? I think it’s hard. Every day. In ways no one can predict. Oddly, I want no other life. I’ve had a rotating lost of  things I’ve wanted to be in life, but the one *thing* that has always been on my list has been… MOM. Who’s livin’ the […]

Have you ever dropped your phone? On your face? Asking for a friend.

Have you ever dropped your phone on your face? Methinks you have. You know how it is. It’s a rare Saturday… no alarm clock required. You roll over. Grab…. YOUR PHONE. Perhaps you catch-up on the Facebook. Or check out some YouTube videos. Or gain 100 pounds looking at delicious recipes on Pinterest and… THWACK. […]

Glimpses of Life Collage and Thankfulness

Life. It’s so… life-y. “What’s up?” I can’t even know how to answer that. Can you? It would take days to even begin to answer. I know you know. Homework. Kids activities. Lunches. Meetings. Coffee. Deadlines. Grocer shopping. Laundry. And the last-ditch efforts to check things off the Summer List. Hithertheretofore… a Glimpses of Life […]

A Domestic Mystery: WHO Was Eating In The Living Room?! (New Video!)

I could write a bunch of words to tell you what this upcoming video is all about. But WHY? The title speaks for itself … WHO Was Eating In The Living Room?! It’s an age-old question, really. Well, at least as old as living rooms are. Our general rule is there is no eating in […]

Things To Do At The Washington State Fair, yo.

If pictures are worth a thousand words, then this is going to be a really long post. Because being at the Washington State Fair is like entering a whole little city of it’s own. Based on my family’s recent trip, these are just a few idea of things to do at the Washington State Fair! […]