Muvvy the Elf, Back Problems, & a Christmas Surprise {December in a Sentence a Day}

If you’re new around these parts, this monthly series is an exercise in brevity as I try (but not very hard) to summarize each day of our month in one sentence. (Also, I’ve been taking a picture of my daughter–and now my son, too–every day since they were born, and this is a GREAT place …

A Tax Boo-Boo, Two Dinner Parties, and (Unbelievably) More Sickness {March in a Sentence a Day}

If you’re new around these parts, this monthly series is an exercise in brevity as I try (sometimes not very hard) to summarize each day of our month in one sentence. (Also, I’ve been taking a picture of my daughter every day since she was born, and this is a GREAT place for me to …

How to Roast a Turkey the Night Before + 4 Other Friendsgiving Tips

This week, we’re hosting our fourth Friendsgiving, which was a tradition that we kind of started by accident but that’s one that we’d love to keep on doing. However, in these four years, I’ve come a loooong way when it comes to making the event be as stress-free and smooth-running as possible, and today, I’m …

Confession: Raven’s Never Seen Fireworks

I think (super scientifically, of course) that there are two main attitudes of parents, and that people tend to favor one end of the spectrum over the other. The first kind of parent favors schedules, and they will feed their children roughly at the same time each day, enforce naptimes and bedtimes at the same …

A Photo Dump of the Rest of Easter & Raven’s B-day (aka, the last 2 weekends)

Back when I was still a regular journaler, there would be stretches of time where so much would happen in a small space of time that I felt too overwhelmed to write about it, so I would put it off…and keep putting it off and off and off, until finally, sometimes weeks or even months …