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...
Back to School with Label Daddy

Back to School with Label Daddy

Four kids means lots of stuff. Back packs. Shoes. Jackets. Lunch boxes. When school starts in just another month, the pace of life picks up, and we find ourselves falling back on our organizational strategies. One of these strategies is to use Label Daddy labels to...
One Year (Reflection Poem)

One Year (Reflection Poem)

Every now and again, I try to stretch my poetic muscles. Back when I was a teenager absolutely filled with angst and romance and puppy love and sadness, the poems would flow onto the page with this beautiful imagery and figurative language. In these days of adulting,...
Daddy Wins (a poem)

Daddy Wins (a poem)

My kids adore their father. Endlessly. It’s sort of a joke that the boys will quite literally deflate when they find out I’m the one to take them to bed. Daddy is just more fun and more laid back than me. While my feelings are moderately hurt when they...
Non-screen summer activities

Non-screen summer activities

Summer is here, and the kids are home. For some families, that means getting to hang out all day, go on vacation, sleep in, take naps, and all that fun stuff. While that’s sort of true for this household, I still work in the summer. My online classes have me...