Identifying my Kids’ Strengths

Identifying my Kids’ Strengths

There’s this sort-of joke that I relay to friends or folks who know and witness my kids dealing with one another. I talk about the roles my kids would play if they owned a business together. These four kids fight with and scream at and love on and cheer each...
Better Late than Never

Better Late than Never

September 5th is Be Late for Something Day. What better way to celebrate than to wait 8 days to write a poetry all about being late? This month, our blogging friends poetry theme is all about being late. This isn’t too hard for me to think about. I’m...
Enjoy the Carolina Renaissance Festival

Enjoy the Carolina Renaissance Festival

Years ago, one of my favorite fall traditions was to attend the Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC. I went with my friend, Jennifer, and we got henna tattoos and whooped and hollered at the knights and laughed at the ridiculous shows and perfectly...
The Years are Short

The Years are Short

A little over six years ago, I began my stay-at-home-work-from-home journey. I knew I’d be here for at least 5 years as I waited for our oldest son to grow up and start Kindergarten. Little did I know (although maybe I sort of had it in the back of my mind) that...
Ok, I’m Happy

Ok, I’m Happy

Summer is almost over. How did this happen? I blinked, and the weeks of hubby at home and getting to sleep in are rapidly approaching their end. I had many goals for this summer. We were going to do activities weekly. My kids were going to have less screen time. We...
DIY Backyard Clubhouse

DIY Backyard Clubhouse

When Sassy Pants (now 12) was about 4, Math Man decided to buy her a playground. We didn’t have anything except a baby climb and slide thing, and she wasn’t using it. He went to one of those prefab places, picked out a backyard clubhouse we thought would...