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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…