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

I’m fine. Or, you know, close enough.

I pulled up TimeHop on my phone this morning. ...more

Pepper Jack Pasta (the quick cheat version)

Yesterday, I shared my mom’s Pepper Jack Pasta recipe and it is delicious. It’s also super easy. Because I’m all about making things even EASIER, however, I have an even quicker, simpler “pantry” version for you today ....more