4 Little Pumpkins

4 Little Pumpkins

In the fall, each of my four kids — specifically in their three year old classroom — have learned the Five Little Pumpkins rhyme. This year, it’s Diva’s turn to learn it and present it on Halloween while dressed in whatever costume she finally...
National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

My kids love to read. I’m not sure why, but one of their favorite things to read ever is non-fiction, fun fact sort of stuff. It might be because my husband and I are natural nerds (oooh, band name!), or it may simply be because kids are naturally curious....
Unwanted Anniversary

Unwanted Anniversary

September 11. I can’t hear the date without a small shiver and a flash of sadness. I want to be able to fully celebrate the day. It’s my mother-in-law’s birthday, and I love her! We absolutely do celebrate the day and find happiness. But the memory...
Relax, my Foot (a Poem)

Relax, my Foot (a Poem)

Just this week, my friends and I were discussing the need to relax. We laughed and laughed about the last time we truly relaxed and felt relaxed. For me, this is hard to pinpoint. About four years ago, before Baby Diva was even a full-fledged plan, Math Man and I made...
The kiss that shook me (a poem)

The kiss that shook me (a poem)

Last night, Math Man and I kissed each other goodnight, and I realized: we’ve been kissing for a decade. A decade. While our children now take up more of our time than anything else does, there are still those kisses with him that remind me why we fell in love...
Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

It’s summer. I love summer. Except when I hate summer. Honestly, summer is my absolute favorite time of year other than Halloween (come on — costumes!) because everything is lazy and relaxed and there are more naps in my daily routine. But I also hate...