Family and Kids

How to conversate when you’re not good at conversation

Our house is full of introverts of varying degrees. I could stand on a chair and sing in front of a room full of people, but I can’t make small… Read more >

Blue Moon

It’s been a long time since TGIF has meant so much to me. After starting a new job this week where there was lots of trouble finding parking, lots of (uphill)… Read more >

Rango: adventures in pet sitting

In Wyatt’s STEM program, there are several classroom pets. Throughout the school year, every time an extended school holiday drew nigh, he would bring home the same note seeking out… Read more >

Second place

I snapped a few photos yesterday just before the awards ceremony at Alyssa’s season-end softball tournament, and in each picture her face was the same. This is what second place looks… Read more >

Bush!

Last week was rough around here. It was just a head cold that we passed around, but it really knocked us flat. We snuffed and groaned and moaned during the… Read more >

An evening with Kate DiCamillo

A few weeks ago when I found out Kate DiCamillo was coming to the Children’s Museum only a half hour from us, I didn’t hesitate to scoop up tickets. Her… Read more >

Beware stray dogs, even the cute ones

A couple of weeks ago I came home one evening to find a cute little Walker Coonhound in my driveway. It didn’t take long to see that he was very… Read more >

Just what we deserve

The rivalry between Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia is special, and especially for anyone who went to either of those schools, it’s big. And it’s fun. I went to… Read more >

Knitting is the new black

For Christmas, Alyssa asked for a Learn-to-Knit kit, and she got two of them. It took until this week to figure out the instructions, but now that she has, she’s… Read more >

If you’re sick, please stay home

I use my blog as a place to share mostly lighthearted things, but today I feel compelled to talk about something serious that is very important to me: if you… Read more >

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