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Some small part of me is kind of glad summer is winding down. It is difficult to entertain two kids on a budget when it’s 110 degrees outside… so, today we went to my classroom for a while (which is… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Hamsterland! AKA, free ways to entertain your kids during summer…

So, the girls were wandering around lost and whining about summer being SO boring. Clearly they do not yet appreciate summer as it should be appreciated. So, my quick fix was to whip out a long sheet of paper, tape… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Craft Saturday

The girls and I spent a couple of hours making fun crafts on Saturday morning. It was a welcomed diversion from all of the stressful things going on lately. First we tried making tissue paper flowers, and we all failed… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Spring Planting Saturday

We replanted all of our pots in the front and back yards on Saturday afternoon. It was a nice day to do it — not too hot, sunny, and clear :) The girls wanted to take over the whole procedure… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Egg Decorating

The girls and I decorated a dozen eggs for Easter. I decorated one, and they did the rest. We started off by first putting one egg into each color and then added more layers of color onto those eggs. They… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Waffle-Makin’ Wednesday

Having slow mornings is one of the things I cherish most about vacations… even when I’m not working, my 6-year-old still has to be at school at 8am, and prior to that we have breakfast to make and eat, clothes… Continue reading ⟩⟩

The simplest things…

An unexpected smile, A stranger holding open a door, A fellow driver waving at you to give the right-a-way… Simple gestures can mean so much — Flowers for no reason are way up there on my list. Even little itty… Continue reading ⟩⟩


And now, 30 minutes later, my girls are BOUNCING off of the walls because they had one of these… yikes!

My Kitchen

My kitchen is so tiny, but “well-lived-in.” That’s a nice way of saying it’s sometimes a little too close for comfort and if I don’t sweep several times a day, the kids’ crumbs are everywhere. I’m thankful for Ikea and… Continue reading ⟩⟩


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