COVID-19 is here. We are in the thick of it in Maryland. Our governor has just announced we will be at home and schools will be closed until May 15th. I highly doubt that, come May 16th, we will be free to join crowds, hug strangers, and go back to our favorite restaurants. I think … Continue reading In the Midst of COVID
All last year my amazing husband made me a garden. I helped, but it was mostly him doing the hard labor of a 1920's prisoner. I designed the plans - to scale, thank you very much - of 2 different gardens. One for veg and one for fruit. All summer long he augered in the … Continue reading Gardening!
Sorry for the long absence. Things have gotten really busy here! First, I have a middle schooler. I'm still reeling. Second, there is the house to deal with. We still have a few boxes to unpack and I just cannot get it together to finish this gallery wall I'm working on. (Hopefully before we host … Continue reading Too Busy with an Empty Fridge
I am putting together a cookbook for my family that celebrates all the recipes that we have grown up with. I come from a long line of really fantastic cooks and bakers and I decided that there are recipes that we were in danger of losing. One that we almost lost is this recipe for … Continue reading Gold Cake
The move has happened!! It was weeks of taking small loads in our minivan and then a long and hard 4 days of "real" moving with a moving truck (and a few very excellent friends), but we managed to clear out our rental house and move to our new home. Our house looks like Boxlandia … Continue reading Transforming the House into Our Home (with Chandelier Update!)
OMG, people! It's official! We can finally move into our house!! I'm going to hyperventilate and faint. The previous owners have just moved out and as of this week we can start bringing boxes into the house. And boy! do we have boxes! We didn't bother to unpack most - at least I hope it's … Continue reading The Move has Begun!
This is part of a two piece series I did for a Positive Parenting Conference. It is FREE from May 22nd until May 26th. All the speakers are amazing and have really learned a lot about how to help my children become successful, happy, and intelligent adults. It is well worth your time. 10 Simple … Continue reading 10 Simple Tools from Parenting and Psychology Experts that will Make You a Better Parent
One of my latest gigs was to help out Sumitha Bhandarkar, the editor of AFineParent.com summarize some interview she did. These weren't just any interviews. These were interview with experts in the parenting field: Psychologists, Parentologists, Therapists, and Counselors. The talks were about everything from bullying to emotional intelligence to getting cooperation to how the … Continue reading 6 Simple Perspective Shifts that Will Transform Your Parenting
We have 7 weeks before we can even begin to move into our new house. And that, I guess, is sort of odd. I guess that people usually buy a house and move right in. That has never been our experience. In our first house the owners needed a rent back for 2 or 3 … Continue reading Let’s Play a Game! Which Chandelier?? UPDATE – New Contestant!
As you may recall, we had put an offer on a house and had it accepted. It was like my boyfriend and I deciding to go steady. Well, today we got engaged! I know, I know. We actually bought the house so shouldn't it be the wedding? I'm waiting to declare nuptuals until after we … Continue reading Oh My Actual God! We Bought A House!