11 Free/Cheap Ways to Get Out of the House in the Winter

  While I overall LOVE the chance to stay at home (and appreciate it greatly, maybe even more so because I had to work the first year of Raven’s life), there ARE aspects of it that can become a bit wearing after awhile. After going through somewhat of a SAHM identity crisis last year, I …

Why It’s Sometimes Best Not to Expect Too Much

  Upon embarking on any venture in life, most of us have some kind of expectation attached to the outcome of that venture. I decided to make cookies yesterday…I expected they would be delicious. (They were.) I went to a kickboxing class last night…I expected it would kick my butt. (It did. I can barely …

When You’re Stuck Inside, All Day Every Day

  I’m currently on Day 3 of this business known as Not-Leaving-the-Apartment, and poor Raven is on Day 4. It all started with an insane winter storm that dumped over 12 inches of snow in about as many hours, followed by a string of sub-zero days (like today, when we woke up and it was …

A Raven in the Snow

┬áHer first glimpse at the snow this morning Last winter, Raven was too young to appreciate the snow too much, so we didn’t take her outside hardly at all. This year, we were actually kind of excited for the first snow–we were excited to see her reaction to this strange cold white phenomenon that had …