Seven Relatable Parenthood Moments with Bandit Heeler

“Flowers may bloom again, but a person never has the chance to be young again.” This Chinese proverb reminds us that we won’t have this moment again, and that refusing opportunities to connect with our childlike sense of wonder, imagination, and just plain carefree fun, even for moments, will only become rarer as the yearsContinue reading “Seven Relatable Parenthood Moments with Bandit Heeler”

It’s not easy building green (robots, that is!)

Sometimes you spend the weekend cleaning. Sometimes you’re outside in the street going for a walk or riding a bike. Or sometimes, like one recent weekend, you build a robot. No, not the kind with the square head, a few stories tall, running berzerk from the science fair and causing chaos in downtown Metropolis. ThisContinue reading “It’s not easy building green (robots, that is!)”

The future is now, but what about when it wasn’t?

Like so many others attempting to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and really just anyone whether we know them or not, safe amid the current pandemic, our family has been at home and self-isolating. Yes, irritability has been high when you’re all together in one house for such an extended period of time. It canContinue reading “The future is now, but what about when it wasn’t?”

Before and After

About a week or ago, I got an email that caught me by surprise – there was an update to my blog! I was immediately puzzled because I had not recalled scheduling anything, but I opened up the email and there it was…a blog post about always feeling like there’s not enough time in theContinue reading “Before and After”

No, you don’t.

There’s a philosophy/mindset out there being shared across the internet that’s really unhealthy, something that irritates me to no end right now, as people try their best to keep life going amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Oh, there’s different variations on it, but they pretty much hit the same notes. They go something like: If youContinue reading “No, you don’t.”

A simple thank you

I was in the grocery store grabbing a few things this past week (safely keeping my distance away from fellow shoppers and staff). Like any grocery store across the U.S. right now, it can be a madhouse. I only had a bag or two worth of items so decided my quickest exit (and avoiding gettingContinue reading “A simple thank you”

Social Distancing

We certainly live in strange times. Like much of the world as of this writing, America is dealing with the growing impact and spread of the COVID-19 virus. The numbers seem to grow at more rapid paces each day, and this week the big word has been “social distancing.” In our area, like countless others,Continue reading “Social Distancing”

I’m fixing a hole

I spent a lot of time patching up holes at our house this summer. I’m not going to lie. I often spent much of that time simultaneously patching and singing The Beatles 1967 hit of the same name. I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in And stops my mind from wandering Where itContinue reading “I’m fixing a hole”

We did the mash…the folded monster mash

Here in the northeast, it’s supposed to be pretty snowy this weekend, and with no plans for us set in stone, we’re likely to be hunkering down inside as much as possible, watching the birds at the feeder in the backyard and likely a ton of PBS Kids programming. Maybe I’ll even make some popcorn.Continue reading “We did the mash…the folded monster mash”

Shelving the present

This morning I was standing in the middle of our living room, getting dressed for work. It’s not the usual place I prep for the day, but everyone else in the house was still asleep, and with a nine month old with a temperamental wake-up, I didn’t feel like tempting fate and having anyone wakeContinue reading “Shelving the present”