With all of this extra time on my hands, I felt added pressure to be a “good mom” (like Instagram/Joanna Gaines good). In my head, this meant stuff like cooking beautiful meals from scratch, never turning on the TV, and structured arts and crafts time. It also seemed like the time to foster my daughter’s love for the outdoors...
Hourglass meets lava lamp. That image captures how I've been experiencing the world these past few weeks. According to google, nobody has invented such a contraption, yet. But imagine the hourglass inside the lamp–see the grains of sand streaming down as iridescent blobs burble around?!
Sunny days in March are extraordinary. The warm, shining sun is a promise of the Spring weather to come and an invitation to explore the landscapes uncovered by melting snow. In Northern Michigan, we are finally experiencing the Spring weather that we deserve. But in my family, the first of the sunny, somewhat warm days means something special: syrup...
If you’re a parent trying to wrangle your ‘littles’ with the Stay Home, Stay Safe order, I get it. And I’m here to help with a fun way to divert some time today. My ‘littles’ aren’t so little anymore (three teens), but I’m wrestling with the same stuff just on a different scale.  Yesterday’s divert-and-distract tally included a not-so-small kitchen fire. Today we’re headed to the backyard...