When the darkness looms and you feel the weight.

“I’m not sure why you don’t just focus on the pros, Mom,” my ever-wise ten-year-old said to me. “I mean– we live in New England! Fall is awesome in New England! ...more

It’s not okay, but it will be.

Our little former micropreemie, C, is now in intermediate school. ...more

Did you know???

Hey, so it’s Tuesday! And guess what? I’ve managed to get something written every day of October so far ....more

Menu Plan: Chilly & Busy

I swear it was hot as heck barely a week ago. And now… brrrr! ...more

Eating Down the Pantry

Want to know the real reason I never participate in those “Eating Down the Pantry” challenges? ...more

Books! Books! Books!

I’ve been working in the school library a lot lately. I’ve shelved books, entered new bar codes into the system, and read stories to classes. I’ve wandered and meandered and discovered so many new (to me) and delightful books and series ....more

Accessorizing the Capsule Wardrobe

I have an obscene amount of jewelry. ...more


We met when we were just ten, the same age as that poofy-haired, closed-eye boy in the picture. ...more

Transparency and Encouragement– the Capsule Wardrobe Bottomline

I told you from the start– I broke a Capsule Wardrobe “Rule” right away when I decided to do two-month capsules instead of three. Why? Well, because that worked better ....more

Caramel Fudge Brownies

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