Sometimes the neighbors wander over after the kids’ playdate, or your friends or family at your vacation rental house want something to tide them over. We all need some super simple go-to snacks that keep people snacking until the grill is fired up. And we need recipes that are not measuring cup dependent. (Who can ever […]
As grown ups, we can do a little better here. We can teach our children to be kind, to make other people a priority. We can teach our children about why we have birthday parties — not to entertain each other or to impress each other — but to celebrate and honor one another. We […]
First, you have the heart-wrenching pain of watching your child struggle. You feel helpless as you watch doctors and nurses do the thing that you’re supposed to be able to do: make your child feel better. Add to that stress and lack of sleep, and you’ve got a pretty terrible combination.
I wasn’t the girl who dreamed about her wedding, a knight-in-shining-armor, or some sort of white-picket-fence domesticity. Most of the time I was more absorbed in hanging out with my friends, building forts, creating and writing columns for fake newspapers, or catching tiny frogs and lightning bugs in jars. But I do remember consistently thinking I […]
If you love freebies and discounts, this post is for you! We’ve gathered a list of restaurants, retailers, and more that offer birthday freebies and discounts. Treat yo’self to some perks on your special day!
You cooked and baked with us. You took us fishing. You kept on top of our schoolwork, ensuring we studied and did our projects on time. You taught us to drive a stick-shift car in the empty high school parking lot. You met first dates at the door with a stern, sometimes fumbling, always cautious […]
Since being married, our family has fallen everywhere on the financial spectrum, spending many years living a strict “envelope system” lifestyle. Even then, I managed to figure out a way to have fresh flowers in my home! I love the color, the life, and the warmth that they bring, and I always made sure that […]