Category: family

got questions?

What do you want to know? For the July 7-8 challenge, you are invited to ask me ANYTHING, and I’ll answer it in a Q&A format in an upcoming blog post. Questions can be about motherhood, family, writing, teaching, life,…

baby, you’re a firework

 This was Liv’s third fourth of July. Her first was spent at Mall of America, where she slept most of the day away while her brother had a blast at Nickelodeon Studios. Dad worked for the airline part-time then, and…

how to support your spouse

Wedding Day. . .Photo by Beaches Sandy Bay Negril, JA I’m lucky. I know it. Five years ago, I married my best friend. We’d been together for six years, and I felt like we knew everything about each other. What’s…

these are the days

Last Wednesday, I was outside doing yardwork with my family. Liv was not a lot of help with the yard work. She just played while we got sweaty. J. was weed-eating, the boy was mowing the lawn, and I was…

capturing holiday moments

Happy 2013, which apparently is the first year since 1987 that has two different numbers. Who knew? Our season has been non-stop busy and full of family. This Christmas was very special because Liv’s two cousins moved back to town,…

where have you been?

Good question. In the past month. . . My new nephew was born. He had a scary start to life at 37 weeks, but he is healthy and beautiful. A few friends have been dealing with life changes and tragic…

little pink houses

Last weekend, we traveled to small Midwest town, USA to my husband’s family reunion. We both grew up in the city, where we came home when the street lights went off, and where it took longer to decide what restaurant…