My children love to be outside. My son learned to walk on the rocky, uneven hills of our woods, and my daughter scampers over rocks and boulders as easily as she can hop into bed. They much prefer to be outdoors than indoors, and on cold and rainy days, they stare longingly out the windows until I relent and release them back into the wild.Read More »
As I start to unwind from the chaotic fun of the holidays and perhaps collect my thoughts into some sort of cohesive piece of writing, I keep returning to thoughts of my mother.
It snowed and then rained, so we are delightfully stuck at home for the moment as the driveway and roads are still an icy mess. The ice will melt soon as the temperatures rise, but I am just enjoying a morning of having nowhere we need to go and nothing we really need to do.Read More »
I just received my first Christmas card in the mail and was so excited. I look forward to receiving Christmas cards every year. It’s so fun to open the mailbox and find something other than a bill or piece of junk mail.Read More »
I’m going to be trying to do one different Christmas activity a day with my kids this month. I did something similar this summer by trying one new thing a day. (You can read about it HERE). It was fun (and exhausting) to do something new each day with the kids, but it definitely made me be more present and enjoy just being with my kids.
The holidays can get a little overwhelming with all of the present buying and money spending, so I’m going to try to finish my shopping early and then keep it simple. My kids are 4 and 6, so it’s a fun age to do all of the little things that make the season so special.Read More »
I love passing down family traditions to my children, especially around the holidays. I sometimes go a little crazy about wanting everything to be perfect and making sure everything stays the same from year to year. Logically, I know that traditions change and evolve over the years, but it is hard for me to let go.Read More »
We live in a wooded area, and in the fall the leaves fall like raindrops. My children gleefully wait for it every year. As soon as it officially turns fall in September, they are anxious to get started on their favorite fall activity.Read More »