Our family does a lot of celebrating this time of year.
“I put a big, black, yard trash bag out for them to see and then tell them to get to work. Totally kidding. Sort of.”
In the world of stereotypes, all women hate all sports.
In the kitchen one day I caught my two boys talking about their grandfather, my stepdad.
I was raised in a giving family that just happened to have a connection to the U.S. Marine Corps. My dad is a Marine (you never stop being one) and we were always involved in Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots in Seattle. When I moved to Walla Walla with my husband and realized that we did not have a local coordinator, I applied.
There’s a very cool world out there your can put in the palm of your children’s hands, giving them the power to create animation around your home inside or out.
Ask almost any grandparent over the age of 50 and they will readily recount tales of road trips with their kids to Mount Rushmore, Disneyland, Niagara Falls, and the Grand Canyon with little to no thought of seat belts, much less car seats — all without incident or injury.
Welcoming a new baby into your home can be challenging. Mom may be exhausted from the physical toll of childbirth and Dad and siblings may be overwhelmed by changes a small new person can bring to their daily lives. For some parents, the realization that their little “scientist in the crib” is aleady processing daily interactions and beginning the life-long process of learning can be a source of stress.
Be warned: This is the kind of article that will make anyone even slightly obsessive about a clean house get twitchy. For some, especially women, these sorts of confessions should never be made public. I’m sure my great-grandmother is rolling over in her grave as I type.
I have a secret to tell you. You know the fog that creeps across our Valley right around the whole month of February and makes our hearts ache for just a glimpse of sunshine? Yes, that.
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