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new orleans…with kids

new orleans…with kids

There was a moment earlier this year when I sat down and tried to figure out what I wanted most for our family.  I tried to see into the future, ten years down the road, and divine what would be my biggest regret. It’s a tough thing to do, right? How do we truly know … Continue reading

remodeling our life

remodeling our life

I started packing up the kitchen today, putting away preschool lunch boxes (unused for three years, now) and the small appliances that have barely been touched since being tucked far away in a cupboard nine years ago. There’s so much that goes in to making a kitchen — the heart of the home. It isn’t … Continue reading

a day at the zoo

a day at the zoo

The thing about contemplating a move is when you realize how much you are leaving. A new town seems so bright and shiny and full of promise. A new house, a new school, a new start. But then you look around you and realize how much you love the comfortable present—the well-worn path to school … Continue reading

valentine’s day

valentine’s day

This is the first year that my kids don’t want to make valentines with me. It all started on a whim one year, when my daughter was sick in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and I needed something to entertain her. Since then, the kids and I have made this the one big … Continue reading