Like many people, we chose not to take our children to the pumpkin patch nor trick-or-treating this year for Halloween. Some people might say that our kids missed out, but I disagree. It was obviously safer for all of us to stay at home. Don't worry, we made sure to have fun as a family! … Continue reading Halloween: Covid19 Style
Isn't it interesting how memories are made? Sometimes, you make them intentionally. This could be done with taking part in traditions or attending special events. Sometimes, they happen out of life's circumstances and seemingly random events. There are happy memories, such as graduating from college. There are sad memories, such as a loved one passing … Continue reading Making Memories
Isn't it wonderful how candid, imaginative, and surprisingly insightful children can be when you have conversations with them? For being so small, their views of the world sure are big! Both of my children are under ten years old and they've said some pretty funny and clever things. Being the word nerd that I am, … Continue reading Things My Children Have Said
If you remember from this previous post, I had started a challenge to read ten books (between June 1 and September 1) from my to-read list. This post is a follow up. I am happy to say that I indeed completed the challenge, even though I had only two days left to finish my last … Continue reading 10 Books of Summer: Completed!
You may have noticed that there has been a lot of interest in the mental health benefits of coloring for adults. I did some research and here's a link to a list of 8 therapeutic benefits. Very cool stuff! It makes sense, then, that there's also been a trend in coloring books and coloring apps … Continue reading Coloring Books
So yesterday morning, I woke up at 4:30. It's rare that I ever wake up that early, and believe me, I wish I could have slept longer. Sleep is high up on my list of priorities. After tossing and turning a bit, I realized it would be better to just let go and let God, … Continue reading 4:30 a.m.
September is such a fantastic month around here! The weather is really beautiful most days. My son's birthday is this month. My favorite season has started. Oh, and in case you didn't know, September also happens to be Library Card Sign-Up Month. Yes, it's a real thing! Take a look at this link for more … Continue reading A New Library Card
Here in the U.S., it's National Pet Day! 🐾 Am I the only one who feeds her dogs canned dog food mixed with dry dog food (with a dog biscuit for dessert, of course 🍖) on days like this, as well as on other special occasions such as Christmas, as an extra special treat? I'd … Continue reading My Fur Babies
As I was playing with my kiddos yesterday morning, an idea started taking shape in my mind: my children are keeping me young, and at the same time, aging me. Playing around the backyard with them, pretending to be robots and butterflies and dinosaurs, chasing the dogs, soaking up the abundant California sunshine... It's as … Continue reading The Parent’s Paradox
My daughter lost her first tooth a couple of months ago. She was so excited! A few of her Kindergarten friends had begun to lose a few teeth, which I thought was rather early. Apparently, this is when it begins to happen. (Yes, I googled it just to be sure.) She had been wiggling the … Continue reading The Tooth Fairy’s First Visit