Morning Conversations 

Sometimes, Monday mornings are rough. You know, rolling out of bed groggy while attempting to re-establish weekday routines. Playing out the idea of hooky on a Monday inside your head.  Wishing to sink back into your pillow. Little things can feel rushed Monday morning. Like, conversations with your three-year-old. (Almost four-year-old).    Over peanut-buttered-jelly toast…

Appealing projects actually matter. 

It’s hard to remember, but I constantly forget that the way we visually present projects, or activities to our children—matters.      And it’s like– wait we aren’t doing enough already? Now we have to make stuff visually appealing too? Let alone actually plan an afternoon “something.”  Yeeeeesh!    But, I completely understand why.  I…

My baby–isn’t so much a baby anymore.

It’s pretty custom to write a fresh blog post for the New Year.  But, this time it’s not about resolutions or solutions.  And, it’s not a trip down memory lane either.  I get tired of reading posts like that.  You know–posts that are full of optimism and hope for the New Year to bring new things.  Posts…

Sibling Spegetti 

McKinley’s sister Cora eats spegetti For the first time:   😁😁😁 “Yikes! Sorry mom.”   “I’m cute though!”    “Oh my gosh—look at this mess mom! What are we gonna do!?”   “OOh well! What are Ya gonna do about it? We live and learn, right Ma?! ”  “Hahah! Yessssssss! I totally got mom!”     “Woohoo!…