• Life
  • Essentialism – Kids’ Education + Extra Curriculars

    The podcast actually tackled school and extracurricular activities in two separate posts but both due to attention span issues and number of things to talk about/crossover, I’m talking about them together. What we say NO to We say no to a whole lot of extra work … both during and outside of the school year. […]

  • Benjamin
  • Raingutter Regatta

    Being as that I am a girl with no brothers, I have little experience with the boy side of scouting. Which is actually part of what makes Ben’s Boy Scout events so much fun. It’s lots of new stuff. For the uninitiated, like myself, the Raingutter Regatta is the maritime equivalent of the Pinewood Derby. […]

  • Organization & Home Keeping
  • Family Meeting #3

    Monday marked Family Meeting #3. This one was a little different as we had a family photo shoot right in the middle of prime family meeting time. We tried so hard to protect this, but the photo shoot had to be moved because of weather and the weather made us do it. Argh. So photo […]

  • Benjamin
  • Family Meeting

    A few weeks ago, I told Matt that I wanted to start having regular family meetings. I said I wanted to have an agenda and a family credo and snacks. This is exactly the variety of corny/cheesy stuff that Matt instinctively rolls his eyes at and internally GROANS. We’ve both been through way too many […]

  • Parenting
  • Winding Down

    Is it perhaps telling that I literally did a jig last night when Tabby informed me that as there are only a couple of weeks left in the school year that there would be no more take-home books or homework? Literally, a jig.

  • Parenting
  • Lessons

    I owe the interwebs (read: me, for posterity’s sake) a recap and gush on my newly-minted FIVE YEAR OLD. But the photos are stuck on my camera and I have been recovering from our crazy weekend. Who woulda thunk a weekend at home would have put me me even more behind on everything?? Oh well! […]

  • Fitness/Outdoors
  • A Snowy Recap

    We have been skiing with the kids for over 4 years now, since Tabby was shy of three years old! It’s incredible to think it’s been that long. Skiing with little kids is NO JOKE. It’s at very least cold and frequently snowy and windy. It’s a grueling thing for an adult to get everything […]

  • Media
  • What I’m Digging

    After a really wild ride the past few months (moving, traveling, strep throating, skiing), I feel like we’re finally getting into a new normal. We ate at home last night! I went to the gym this morning! Our house isn’t full to the brim with boxes!! I need to do a big ol’ post about […]

  • Parenting
  • Weird Science

    About 13 years ago, I met Matt at Vanderbilt University. We actually had a couple of classes together, but we didn’t know that. We actually met each other because we were both part of a volunteer organization called “Vanderbilt Students Volunteer for Science” where we would take cool science experiments into Nashville inner-city schools and […]