Perfect Moments

I made stricter house rules this summer for the kids in hopes of keeping them from spending the next three months absently laying in front of the television, a computer screen or their phone. It was a well-thought plan, a list really, of alternatives to glowing screens. Things like being creative, reading a book, spending … Continue reading Perfect Moments

I used to like summer, but then I had school aged kids

Summer in Texas was about soaking in the rays, hanging out with friends at water parks, driving with the top down with the music blaring and eating late night dinners under the stars. Even in college and just past, that didn't change much for me, even with an infant or toddler. There were lots of … Continue reading I used to like summer, but then I had school aged kids

Five Minute Friday: Listen

4:30 in the morning and I'm awake. Staring at nothing. Listening to breathing and humming. My head hurts. There is an ache starting from my shoulders, creeping its way up the back of my neck, holding my head hostage. The pounding in my ears sounds like muffled footsteps. Running in circles. I try to listen … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Listen

This summer I will plan nothing

Summer seems to plan itself, especially now that the kids are older. Once school is out, our days will be filled with swim practice, soccer practice, gymnastics practice and family vacations. These are all fun and enjoyable activities, but they do consume most of the summer, leaving very little time left for truly lazy days. … Continue reading This summer I will plan nothing

The Kitchen is Closed

One of the things I love about summer is our relaxed meal schedule. One of the things I least like about summer is our relaxed meal schedule. During the school year, the schedules are so tight, having a meal plan and a set dinner time is imperative. Most of you know I am a bit … Continue reading The Kitchen is Closed