Menu Plan: Craving the lamb!

Today’s post title might have you thinking I’m craving a big ol’ leg of lamb or rack of lamb– perhaps for an Easter feast. I’m not actually a lamb-eater, however, and the title has more to with the weather than food cravings. ...more

The Forgotten Prayer Friend Card

I am a believer in natural consequences. ...more

Inconvenient

They’re inconvenient, these New England winters. The snow… it just FALLS. Sometimes in heaps and piles ....more

Double Chocolate Pancakes

It was about four years ago that I first even heard the concept of chocolate pancakes and my mind was blown. Chocolate chip? Yeah, sure ....more

Menu Plan: Sometimes Old Stand-bys are Best

I’ve become a broken record with my “goodness, it’s so BUSY!” mantra, but it really does feel that way. I’m not complaining– it’s all “good busy,” which is a true blessing. It’s races and gymnastics and church school and teaching and concerts and dances and special-events kind of busy ....more

Beyond Pinterest-Perfect

Technically, I walked into the first grade classroom to provide reading and writing support for two specific students. Knowing that it was the day of all the Valentine’s Day parties, however, I didn’t really expect to be doing a lot of academic work. I was correct ....more

Forgiving When It’s Not Okay

I’ve spent a long time being angry at my mother-in-law now. ...more

Quirky Clothing Issues

I’m sitting here, snuggled under a zebra-striped furry fleecy blanket, riding out yet another snowstorm. We’ve only been to school one Monday since the New Year, I think… and that day was an accelerated early dismissal day! (<– Translation: we got out at noon.) Next Monday is President’s Day so, even if we dodge a storm, we’ll still be off ....more

Menu Plan: Sigh of Relief

I survived “Birthday Party Season”! Okay, in reality, I only have two children with winter birthdays– one Christmas Eve and one January. Still, I always feel so very overwhelmed with all the planning and arranging for their special days ....more

Apple Almond Butter Muffins

The other day, I decided I wanted to add muffins to the brunch menu. I did this very spontaneously, as I am apt to do, and started throwing ingredients together, because I know no other way to bake. ...more