Talking to Younger Siblings About Prom and Graduation

Little ears. They hear a lot more than they let on. Talking to Younger Siblings About Prom and Graduation It can be tough too… being the youngest. Not that I can speak from experience… OLDEST CHILD REPRESENT! *I am a blogging ambassador for Ask,Listen, Learn and am being compensated for this post. All opinions are […]

Like Eating A Baby Angel: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup CAKE

Bless my husband’s heart… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup CAKE He had to share his birthday with the observance of the Resurrection of The King. And Easter baskets. I figured since I didn’t plan him a party, or get him a present (OK, I kind-of did… I found some habañero sauce at World Market… so I […]

Motherhood

Note: I first shared this short essay on Motherhood in May 2012. Though my kids are 4 years bigger, my heart still feels very much the same. I suppose I always will *heart emoticon*… I don’t know about you… but motherhood for me has been NOTHING like I expected. I TOTALLY underestimated the blessing of motherhood. […]

How To: Edible Peeps Play Dough with Lucy

You guys. This week is practically literally covered with the rainbow-colored fine sugar… the sweetness that coats Peeps. So much, if fact it feels like a Peeps-A-Palooza! My recent adventures in Peeps (as seen here and here and here) has lead us to our next sugar covered marshmallowy goodness – PEEPS PLAY DOUGH. Lucy and I […]

My Lucy… My Birthday Girl

Happy, HAPPY 11th birthday, my Lucy. Happy birthday! How many times can I tell you I love you? How many times can I tell you I am proud of you? But then, can we ever really tell each other that kind-of stuff enough? So this is my chance to get it down, and get it […]

Our Holiday To-Do List – In Action!

I have seen this edited holiday to-do list floating around the internet. I just love it. I have seen a few different versions, so I customized the list a touch to fit my own family best. I drew it up on the huge chalkboard I hang in my entryway. *This post is sponsored by Straight Talk. All opinions and […]

School Drop Off: A Rant. Or PSA. Or Both. Or Just a Rant.

This could technically be called a PSA on proper school drop off procedure, but then again… it feels a lot like a rant. Probably because I was ranting. I have ranted on this topic before. But I have never emoted as much about this topic on video… My friend Jen, of The Martha Project, wrote in […]

He Named Me Malala

Late last week I had the opportunity to see a moving movie that will be coming to theaters this October. He Named Me Malala It’s a movie based on the book written by Malala Yousafzai. Malala was shot in the face by the Taliban when she was 15 (she is now 18). She was shot […]

Annie at the Paramount in Seattle!

We are a theatre family. Somewhere along the way my kids got involved in a local children’s theatre group. My children have played villains and bugs and animals and various storybook characters ranging in roles from chorus to leads. So, the idea of heading to a play is exciting for us for at least two reasons… […]

The TRUTH About Back-To-School

So. I guess most kids are back to school. Except for Seattle schools, but they’ll get back soon. I’m sure. Not that my life revolves around back to school, BUT IT DOES. I mean, I have 3 kids. What’s funny about back-to-school is… many parents get so excited (myself included) about it. I mean, it’s […]