When I went over my 2011 book stats, I was a little surprised. Even with a layoff and a cross-country move, I’ve read 57 books. Well, I didn’t finish all … Continue reading 2011: My Year in Books
The English Major by Jim Harrison My rating: 3 of 5 stars You know? I enjoyed this book. Like There but for the by Ali Smith, this book was about … Continue reading My Last Book of 2011: The English Major by Jim Harrison
It’s not quite a stew and not exactly a soup…it’s Beef Stoop! This is my very own throw-it-together recipe, named by my 2-year-old son (he came up with the name more … Continue reading Beef Stoop (A Recipe for a Sort of Soup, Sort of Stew)
My husband took our 6.5-year-old daughter to her first in-the-theater movie yesterday. Well, first not counting the 3D bugs film she saw once in an IMAX theater and spent the … Continue reading Take That, Marketers!
There but for the by Ali Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars The fact is, this book makes me cry. The fact is, this book is about being trapped … Continue reading On the First Day of Christmas, My True Love Picked an Awesome Present for Me
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Lisa M. Ross My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved this book … Continue reading Simplicity Parenting: The Book Review
I’ve mentioned before that I’m reading Kim John Payne’s Simplicity Parenting. This morning I read the chapter about Scheduling. Much of what Payne writes about scheduling in general makes sense … Continue reading Simplifying Childhood: What About Sports?
We’re getting there, I think. The kids’ haul this Christmas was slightly less unreasonable than in years past, but they still got way more than two children really need. Way … Continue reading Simple Living with Children: The Christmas Conundrum
My two-year-old son asked to watch a Curious George video. “Let’s watch George, guys!” (He’s taken to calling us “guys.”) “It’s Christmas Eve, honey,” I said. “How about let’s watch … Continue reading Christmas Eve Family Movie Time: A George is a George
Here’s the thing: I could really care less about Santa Claus. Sure, I’m still a little annoyed that my parents intentionally deceived me for so many years, commissioning personalized letters … Continue reading Why I Don’t Care About Santa Claus
With all of my de-cluttering and simplification, there is one drawer I’ve not even been able to bring myself to de-clutter. It’s the drawer where I keep my baby carriers. … Continue reading Why I’m Not De-Cluttering My Baby Carriers
The idea goes that I spend so many hours with my kids, I need time to myself to function properly, even if this means giving up adequate sleep to get … Continue reading My Craziest Idea Yet: Sleeping