Category: Family and Home

My Journey from Zero to Mom Hero in the Kitchen

I've stopped seeing my kitchen as a place where my working mom homemaking skills go to die. Instead, it is a place where I can cook healthy meals for my family and bond with my husband or teach my children skills that will help them through college and beyond....

I Don’t Want to Raise Consumeristic Monsters

For our daughter, starting fifth grade came with a lot of new and exciting opportunities. She got to pick her first elective: choir. She gets to start middle school team sports, meaning we no longer have to drag her to practices but we’re finding ourselves traveling all over the...

When Our Dreams Don’t Match Their Desires

When my daughter decided she was done with dance, it was the end of my own unfulfilled childhood dreams. But when she said she was done with piano, it felt like so much more than that. It felt like a rejection of one of the things that had been...

Keeping Some Adventures for Us

This past spring, as I made plans for our summer vacation and waited to see how much time and money we would have left to have our own vacation, all the while struggling to find a location for just the two of us that we could both agree on,...

Backyard Beautification Project – Phase 2

But as often happens, once you upgrade one thing, everything next to it starts to look worse. By the time last fall rolled around, the entire deck area surrounding our newly beautified pool was a mess. Even though our pool was much prettier, the mess around the pool indicated...