In the dark of the night, sickness fills the air

I write this, lying here in the dark of our room. The red digital numbers on the clock reading 11:13. Meg is asleep next to me, while one of our cats, Jasper nudges his way between us to curl in for a night’s sleep. At the foot of the bed sits the cradle that’s beenContinue reading “In the dark of the night, sickness fills the air”

The shirt struggle gets better

There are some downright awesome shirt designs out there for kids. Our two year old daughter’s shirt with cartoon marshmallows joyously leaping into a mug of hot chocolate, or our five year old son’s red shirt with a timeless/retro shiny metal robot swirling through the air leaving a rainbow behind him. Or the the overlappingContinue reading “The shirt struggle gets better”

For the birds

I really hate letting things go to waste. Yes, that statement is at odds with my aversion to clutter and desire for less, but in this particular case, I’m thinking about food. It never fails that when garbage night rolls around each week, we find ourselves with some slices of bread that’s starting to go,Continue reading “For the birds”

Saturday night pickings

Parenthood can be a lot of things. Exciting. Frustrating. Heartwarming. Exhausting. Joyous. And sometimes, parenthood can be spending your Saturday night picking the lock on your bathroom door because a certain five year old boy was curious about what would happen if he pushed the button inside then closed it behind him on the wayContinue reading “Saturday night pickings”

You don’t have to be friends with everyone

I was driving our son to school recently when, staring out the back window at the houses and businesses passing us by, he suddenly asked why one of the kids at school didn’t want to be his friend. “I say hello and I’m nice to them, but they tell me they don’t want to beContinue reading “You don’t have to be friends with everyone”

The life you’re watching online is not perfect, and it’s okay if yours is not

A toddler goes running through the room, a kindergartner close behind, if not passing her from room to room. Calls to cut it out fall upon tiny, deaf ears. An infant now awake and needing to be held. Laundry piling, baths to be given, meals to be made and eaten. Work. The baby’s crying again.Continue reading “The life you’re watching online is not perfect, and it’s okay if yours is not”

Three’s Company – car seat edition

Come and knock on our door… Just don’t make it the car door. We’re maxed out on space. Hard to believe that just over a month ago we were still parents of two, that we hadn’t met our wonderful, second daughter, nor knew that she was even going to be a girl (we like theContinue reading “Three’s Company – car seat edition”

It’s a girl….again!

Late nights. Weary-eyed mornings. It very well could sound a lot like my twenties, but yet it is something we’re doing all over again, yet completely new. That’s right. Our third child has arrived and it’s a girl…again! That makes us the proud parents of a five year old boy, a two year old girlContinue reading “It’s a girl….again!”

Six Halloween cartoons to watch with your kids…or by yourself this October

The crinkle of leaves, the windy nights. You can go ahead and enjoy all the pumpkin spice whatever you like. I’ve never been a fan of pumpkin other than decoratively. For me, other than the aesthetics of a neighborhood or roadways lines with multi-colored leaves, the thing I look forward to the most this timeContinue reading “Six Halloween cartoons to watch with your kids…or by yourself this October”