In a Meadow of Green

I have been on a little hiatus. My laptop died. Kaput ....more

Weather

We are in a crazy weather storm here in Northern California. Some schools near us have been canceled due to potential power outages and flooding. Of course, lucky me, my school was not one of them - so I went to work ....more

Make your Own Snow

On the morning of our...more

Of course it's hard; if it were easy, everyone would do it

I haven't done a running update in a while and I thought it was time! Honestly, I've been horrible about running. I'm trying to give myself grace because at this time last year I was horrible about running too ....more

A New Tradition

We were in a unique position this year for Thanksgiving. Hubby works retail and wasn't going to get home until 3am that morning. We knew we couldn't wake right up and head over to my parents' house in the morning because he'd be too tired ....more

A North Pole Breakfast - Welcome Back, Buddy!

We decided to do something we had never done before this year! A welcome breakfast for our Elf! December 1st fell on a Monday and so our elf made his appearance on Sunday, December 30th ....more

Cookie Decorating Party

Since I had the week off from work, my running friends and I wanted to get our kids together! We have nine kids between us and that limits where we can go. We were also worried about the crowds because it was only a few days before Thanksgiving ....more

12 Excuses to Not Date Your Husband

My husband and I lead a crazy life. We have three children, who are all less than two years apart. We are members of a Mothers of Multiples Group ....more

In this family, we dance; we play; we build forts; we make messes...

My job outside of the home, as a teacher, is hard. So very hard. I could fill a book with the stories I have heard from students and the experiences I've had ....more

No Bake Pumpkin Pies That Even your Three-Year-Old Twins can Make on Their Own

Do you want to do something fun with your littles? How about mini no-bake pumpkin pies? Every year for Thanksgiving, my amazing kindergarten teacher friend and I make these with our classes as a Buddy Activity (7th graders and Kinders) ....more