how I spent my summer vacation

Obviously I don’t literally mean “vacation” because my children are home. Summer isn’t exactly a vacation, but a break from the school routine which allows some variety in our lives. For example, my children have been arguing on a variety of topics instead of just who showers first. I get to prepare a variety of […]

Freaky Friday: New, Improved, and LIVE

My oldest daughter is not yet a teenager, but I can see the current tween version of her teetering towards her future teenage self. She is becoming fluent in sarcasm and subversion. Occasionally she has accused me of “not understanding” her. Her scowl is well-practiced. But she’s a good kid. Aims to please, has good grades, good […]

My Summer 2017 Plans + a Giveaway for Houston Families

It’s here! Summer! The time of year I add “Curriculum Coordinator” to my list of titles! Yippee! I needed more to do anyway! The jobs of Household Manager, Meal Planner, Driver, Laundry Supervisor, and Chief Listener were just not keeping me occupied enough! Exclamation marks! I do actually love having my kids home, but we […]

and then I was pooped on

What follows is a long story about our spring break last week. Skip to the end for links to posts from last week with discount codes you may have missed. Quit reading all together if the female body and all its wonders make you queasy.  ************************************ We didn’t have big plans for spring break this […]

Wine Party on the Patio

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareWine #CollectiveBias (The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older.) School started yesterday. We always say school starts in the “fall”, but let me tell you: it is not even close to fall in […]