The Easter Bunny has risen, he has risen indeed

The Hare's innocence had been bruised, tarnishing our world of make-believe, after last year's Easter debacle. Christmas was certainly changed, the thrill of Santa and reindeer left an unexpected emptiness. I assumed Easter would be the same. "Now don't forget," I reminded, "some of our guests still think the Easter Bunny is real." "I KNOW, … Continue reading The Easter Bunny has risen, he has risen indeed

Think Happy Thoughts

January is typically celebrated as a fresh start. But while many moms are busy making New Year’s resolutions and breathing a sigh of relief from the busy holidays, I struggle with a sort of post-holiday grief. It seems like I spent from October to January treading water through class parties, baking, shopping and decorating only … Continue reading Think Happy Thoughts

Friday Flip Offs 12/17: Wants Vs. Needs & Things Moms Shouldn’t Say Out Loud

4:55am. I woke up 5 minutes before the alarm. My body groaned, begging me not to get out of bed. I think I mentally flipped off this day before it even started. Obviously, I pulled the heated blanket over my head, snuggled with Luna and hoped DW hadn't noticed that I was not getting out … Continue reading Friday Flip Offs 12/17: Wants Vs. Needs & Things Moms Shouldn’t Say Out Loud

It’s Good to Be Me

I refuse to refer to myself as "old". That word is reserved for expired food, pants with split seams, frayed sweatshirts and out of date shoes. None of those words describe me. I'm mature, seasoned,  worldly. Although, I do feel a little split apart at the seams sometimes. And occasionally my frayed hair isn't just a morning attraction … Continue reading It’s Good to Be Me

(Savory Saturdays) A Vegan Friendly Thanksgiving Part 1: Irish Oatmeal

This was our ninth Thanksgiving in Michigan. It took a few years before we really settled in to our own family tradition. There were a couple of Thanksgiving dinners shared with friends, some with DW's parents and even one at a restaurant, I think. But at least the last five years or more have been spent hosted in … Continue reading (Savory Saturdays) A Vegan Friendly Thanksgiving Part 1: Irish Oatmeal