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…

More Fake Tacos and Tea, Please

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for nine months now, and I finally feel like I’m getting into the swing of things. I’m (somewhat) confident that I can predict the times…

Blast from the Past: Bring the Powder

In case you missed it the first time – here’s a post from the past – July 24, 2009, to be exact. Now that we have three kids (and still…

Schwinn Love

One day last week, Even Steven called me during naptime. Me: “Hi Honey, how are you?” Even Steven: “Fine. Listen – a guy I work with is dropping something off…

Share Your Toys (But Not All of Them)

With the summer stretched out before us, I decided to jump right in and host a playdate. I filled up the kiddie pool, dug out the sprinkler and mixed up…