I grew up in my mom’s lap, reading and being read to; pointing at pictures, asking questions, letting the images and voices and moments and words sink into my memories, establishing themselves as pieces of my childhood, fitting together unexpectedly at different moments with soft, rounded corners, flashes of color, pangs of humor or nostalgia, and the occasional sharp edge. I took a children’s lit … Continue reading 12 Favorite Children’s Books Kids and Parents will want to Sit and Read
Our home was a welcome retreat when Covid hit but we still found a few inexpensive, easy ways to adapt it to a year at home. Continue reading Making our home more Covid-friendly: Easy, Inexpensive updates we tackled this year.
Happy 2021! We’re off to a bit of a bumpy start so I thought I would share some of my favorite streaming obsessions that have gotten my husband and me through some pretty serious homebound situations. When we ran out of things to say to each other and were sick of being in the house, these clever and entertaining shows helped us escape. Netflix Bridgerton … Continue reading Favorite shows to stream in 2021…
Inauguration day, January 20, 2021 I had a different blog post ready for today but when I realized my post about favorite shows to stream was scheduled to run on Inauguration Day, well, it seemed a little anti-climactic. Instead, I decided to dig up some Inauguration Day trivia to share… Our first president, George Washington, was inaugurated in New York at Federal Hall on April … Continue reading Inauguration Day: Did You Know?
I was in church a few weeks ago. It was the first time I’d been to mass since before Covid and it was a different experience, wearing masks and socially distancing, trying to come together as a church community when the very nature of this virus demands separation. I started thinking about all COVID has taken from us, all the ways it’s demanded we stop … Continue reading Saying farewell to 2020 with thankfulness and grace…
Hi Columbia and happy Friday! Who’s ready for the weekend?!?! Not me. Well, yes, I am. I’m ready for two days of beautiful weather and no work but I don’t have anything planned and am planning on winging it for the next 48 hours. If you’re like me, enjoy the Procrastinator’s Guide to the Weekend – Saturday Soda City Market (9-1) downtown on Main Street … Continue reading A Procrastinator’s Guide to the Weekend
I love a back road, a small town, a meandering drive to places off the beaten path. Since COVID, we’ve started packing the kids in the car to explore. It gives us a change of scene, an activity, and air conditioning (which was desperately necessary in SC over the summer). We circumvent I-77, we bypass I-26, and we avoid I-20. Instead, we set out on … Continue reading Small Town Saturdays in the South
Boy mom. It’s all I heard during my first, second, and third pregnancies. I never understood it – I don’t know what it is about me that says “boy mom” – and honestly, I never really wanted it. I always wanted children and I was just fine to have a boy in the mix but, all I ever wanted, for as long as I can … Continue reading #boymom
Sheet masks: I am all about a sheet mask! They’re easy to use, easy to remove, and they make your skin feel so good. I like to do one at the end of the day. I’ll shower, put a mask on, sit down and close my eyes, read a magazine, watch a few minutes of a show, read some of my book, scare my kids. … Continue reading 5 Quick and Easy Ways to Take Care:
Holy moly y’all…beach trips with the kids. WTH?! I know, I know. First world problems? Yes. Difficult in the age of COVID? Yes. Difficult because doing anything with 3 kids four and under is exhausting? Also, yes, but we did it. We do it every year. We pack up our little family, board our dogs, and make the 10-hour trek north to Bethany Beach, DE. … Continue reading Are We There Yet???