Words of Wisdom to Miles, Alice and Simon

During my first week of kindergarten, my teacher Mrs. Owl called each child up to her desk individually and asked us to count to 100. I got to 30, and I had no clue what came next. I was so mad.  I knew that Mrs. Owl thought maybe I wasn’t so smart. I felt that I should…

Our Bathroom Stinks!

I’m finally revealing why our master bathroom has been smelling SO bad! I’ve teased you for awhile – starting with this post on Sunday. And then I posted this picture on Facebook yesterday: You had some great guesses – from dead animals to urine – I’m realizing it could have been much worse than it…

Documenting Your Kids’ Lives

When my brother and I were little, my mom filled journals with the funny things we said and the milestones that we reached. When we were a little older, she would read us the funny stories. I cherish these journals. Now that I’m a mom myself, I want my kids to feel as special as I…

My kids are only 16 months apart. Here is a list of my pros and cons of having kids so close in age.

Two Kids Under the Age of Two – Practical Tips and Advice

I had always planned to have my kids two years apart. My brother and I are almost exactly two years apart, and I thought this would be a great spacing for our family. But, unfortunately, I can’t do math (and I can’t sing or dance), and Alice was born when Miles was not quite 16…

Summertime Fun with Cousins

The kids and I have been on vacation in Michigan for the past week. My brother and his kids were in town too. In all, we had five kids, ages five and under all under one roof. There was lots of cousin fun – and it was great to see my brother after nearly two…

Blast from the Past: Big Hairy Dog

One day, about six years ago, Even Steven was out of town, and I let Big Hairy Dog out into the backyard. I didn’t realize that the gate was open until much later, and Big Hairy Dog had escaped! I ran through the neighborhood calling for him and was on the street behind ours when…