Perfect for us

Recently I was wandering World Market all on my own, enjoying the peace, when I became aware of a young family also shopping.  Three preschool boys energetically spun around the axis of their slowly walking parents.  My first thought was of how much easier my shopping venture was than this mother’s.  And then I heard […]

Featured Recipe

Seven Great Ways to Use Eggs

I went grocery shopping yesterday and was amazed to discover that (in our area anyway) a carton of five dozen eggs is only $2.69. I can't remember the last time eggs were that cheap.  That's a LOT of protein for less than $3.  In honor of that … [Read More...]

Parenting Feature

Valentine’s Day

Our Valentine's Day celebration this year happened a day early (to avoid the crowds in restaurants-- we're practical like that) and included our youngest two daughters. At 12 and 14 they are totally old enough to be home on their own.  But you try … [Read More...]

Recent Posts

An Experienced Man

So the other day I was sitting on the floor changing the baby’s diaper. Changing her involves keeping one hand on her torso most of the time, because if the hand moves, she’ll do a quick flipover and run like the wind. In the heat of the wrestling match, my kinda-low-rise jeans had done what […]

Sorting People

Found this link Sorting People over on ReadingWritingLiving. It is a fascinating test where you try to sort people by ethnicity. Actually the whole RACE – The Power of an Illusion PBS website is fascinating. We are more alike than we are different. Check it out.

What’s The Grossest Thing…

…that your baby has ever placed in his or her mouth? I want to hear your stories. And yeah, I have one or two myself. One of mine found a spider’s egg-sac and popped the whole thing in his mouth– kinda like cotton candy, you know. Another chawed on a cigarette butt on the beach. […]

Huh?

I’m straightening the living room this afternoon, and giving my 3 year old little jobs to help me. “Can you get that bowl off the couch for me?” I ask. “Sure,” she answers cheerfully, going over to the couch where with one brisk arm motion she sweeps the bowl off the couch and onto the […]

From The Family Bus

Riding in the van yesterday, the one year old got to screaming– not mad, just enthralled with the sound of her own voice. The 3 year old remarked, ‘Wow, she’s screamish today.” The Screamish One In The Bathroom Today

Honest

Okay, so I really truly yesterday was on the brink of mentioning this cool site on my blog yesterday. I bookmarked it and everything. But then I got all sidetracked on my contest winners and my Large Family – Bedtime post and then later I spent an hour rummaging through the chaos that is my […]

Thursday 13– Kid’s Books!

Thirteen Books You Won’t Get Sick Of Reading to Your Kids 1. Everywhere Babies: Susan Meyers,Marla Frazee 2. The Napping House: Audrey Wood,Don Wood 3. Tacky the Penguin: Helen Lester,Lynn M. Munsinger 4. You Are My I Love You: Maryann Cusimano Love 5. MRS. TOGGLE’S ZIPPER: Robin Pulver,R. W. Alley 6. Darcy and Gran Don’t […]

Large Family Wednesday- Bedtime

The Large Family topic this Wednesday is bedtime. Others posting on this today include Chris and Carmen . If anyone else puts up a post on this topic, let me know and I’ll be glad to add your link here too. We usually begin sending the younger ones in to get PJ’s on, straighten rooms, […]

Contest Winners

I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the winners of the Owlhaven: I Wish I’d Known… contest. (Smile) Since the advice was submitted for the benefit of my daughter, I’ve decided to let her judge which advice was most meaningful to her. Here she is at her party, with […]

My Ethiopia Adoption Blog…

…launched today over on adoption.com! If you are interested in learning more about adoption from Ethiopia, add my Ethiopia Adoption Blog to your bookmarks!