20 Questions 

Do you ever wonder what your child really thinks about you?  In graduate school, I had a class with a woman who had done a survey like this with her kids. In response to the question, “What does Mommy like to do best?” her son drew a picture of her washing the dishes. It ended up being the inspiration for her to go back to school and get her teaching certification!

Simple right? Now it’s your turn. Without any prompting, ask your child these 20 questions. Write down exactly what they say. If you feel like it, post your answers in the comments. Continue reading “20 Questions “

Tropical Smoothie Pops

Tropical Frozen Smoothie Pops(1)

This recipe is so easy.

I’m sharing this recipe with you because making frozen pops is pretty much my three year old’s favorite thing to do these days. I think he might even like making them more than he likes eating them. I also have fun making them.

And did I mention that they’re healthy? Continue reading “Tropical Smoothie Pops”

Labor Day Weekend in My Town


Labor Day is the best weekend to be from my hometown.

We know how to throw an old-fashioned town-wide celebration: complete with a street dance and lots of gambling. I grew up in this tiny town and returned here as an adult with my husband. Now we own a house here and it kind of looks like we’re “lifers”.

I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love it here. I’m not stuck here. This is where I choose to be. It’s also where I am choosing to raise my son. Continue reading “Labor Day Weekend in My Town”

The End of Summer

End of Summer

Summer is ending.

I can feel an edge in the air as Wolfy and I sit on our deck blowing bubbles and watching the cows across the road. If you live in a normal, temperate climate, I know what you’re thinking, “It’s only August! How can she possibly be thinking that summer is over?” Continue reading “The End of Summer”

Telling Our Child About the Death of Our Pet

Goodbye Kitty

Teaching our two-year old son about the death of our pet was not something I was prepared to do this week.

But often, we don’t get to pick when our little furry friends depart our families. Continue reading “Telling Our Child About the Death of Our Pet”

Fourteen Hours of Airplane Travel with a Toddler – A Diary

View from Airplane Window
The Cast:

The Mommy– a 30 year old woman, thirteen weeks pregnant
The Husband – a 32 year old man, who just wants to read his book in peace and instead has to carry all of the luggage
Wolfy – a toddler boy aged 2.5 years, “functioning” on seven hours of sleep Continue reading “Fourteen Hours of Airplane Travel with a Toddler – A Diary”