Category Archives: Life as we know it

11 Things That Happened At Our House This Week

1.  I washed this boot in the washing machine. Accidentally, of course. I’m no boot nitpick.  I just pulled out the load of sheets and there it was. I’d like to think it looks noticeably cleaner now, but I may … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Dishes – Staying Sharp as a Stay-at-Home Mom

I recently published my thoughts on the role of a stay-at-home mother and my lament that it’s often depicted (and sometimes lived out) as a life exclusively spent in wiping noses and bottoms. In any given day, much of what … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Dishes – on being a stay-at-home mother

I wrote this blog post a long time back and never published it.  I discovered the draft, read it and found I still agree with my three-years-ago self so I’m publishing it. 🙂  Yesterday at lunch, my three year old … Continue reading

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The Haven and other Happenings

I last posted 5 6 months ago and since that time we have spent most free bits of time (and some of our not free bits of time) working on building a new house. Every time I mention that we … Continue reading

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2017 By the Numbers, So Far

How do you measure a quarter of a year? On any given day of 2017 I’ve felt like I’ve been hanging on by my fingertips… but I can look back in awe already and appreciate that I’m here and smiling … Continue reading

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Looking at a glass, darkly

My six year old daughter is staring down her glass of cranberry juice when I walk into the kitchen.  Ever since she had pyelonephritis as a toddler, I crack open a bottle of the good stuff at the first sign of … Continue reading

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Fighting Infobesity: 17 Ideas for Slimming Down Part 3

Read part 1 here, and part 2 here. 11. Stay grounded in old truth. Thousands of years of profound thinking have generated a body of wisdom that cannot be snacked on. It must studied diligently to be absorbed. I highly … Continue reading

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