A Little Girl And A Big School Bus – Embracing The Moments (And Emotions) That Remind Us Our Children Are Growing Up


Parenting

Parenting is full of emotion fueled moments, when we realize our children are growing up and stepping a little further into the world. These moments remind us that we cannot control our kids or their experiences. Two weeks ago our four year old sunshine girl climbed the stairs of a school bus for the first […]

September 26, 2017

Graham Cracker ‘Gingerbread’ Houses – A Simple, Nut-Free Solution


Parenting

Many of you know by now that baking is not my strong suit. Not only have I never baked gingerbread, I have had little success making frosting (of any kind) – seriously, there are friends who will attest to my comically disastrous frosting attempts. The idea of ME successfully making a gingerbread house from scratch is […]

December 11, 2015

25 DO’s and DON’Ts for Travel With Small Children


Parenting

Through trial and error, we’ve learned some lessons about flying and traveling with small children. Last year I shared a travel experience which included a public temper tantrum. Thankfully, not all trips include meltdowns. Travel is getting easier because the kids are older and because we’ve learned some lessons. In October we went to Maine for our nephew’s wedding. We took a direct flight […]

November 19, 2015