Now that it's summer time, and we have the time to reflect upon a successful kindergarten year for my son, I have been thinking of you, his teacher, a lot. A few years ago, I took my son to his preschool friend’s birthday party. A few of the other moms in attendance were complaining to… Continue reading Dear Teacher: An Open Letter to My Son’s Teacher
My family and I just had a wonderful camping week at the beach. The sun, swimming, tiki bar (what what?), and nights by the wonderful campfire with extended family were all relaxing and rejuvenating. We reflected on the the fact that the only things we took away from camping were wonderful memories, big smiles, sun-kissed… Continue reading The Tale of the Contaminated Pool
Ever had that feeling when you find EXACTLY what you want at the cosmetic counter or drugstore for way less than you thought it would cost? No?!? Ok, so we usually don't either. But oh man, when it happens... Cosmetics shopping is one of those things that somehow seems to constantly disappoint. All that money… Continue reading Frugal Friday: Drugstore Cosmetic Finds
Unless you've been living under a log, you've probably seen the heart-wrenching controversy about families being separated at the border. Over 2000 children have been taken from their families, from teenagers down to nursing babies. I don't know about you, but I can't help imagining being unexpectedly separated from my own little girls and it… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: A Child Separated, Part 1
Camping is one of those activities that our family has always enjoyed doing together. Being in nature, grounding ourselves, and slowing down for a weekend has been really effective in helping us reconnect and bond when daily life seems so busy. We camp with extended family as well, which, for us, has always been an… Continue reading Kristy, Au Naturale: Survival in the woods, aka tent camping with kids.
Alright Alright. I have waited long enough to talk about it. So let's do it. Guess what? I Crossfit. And what's the first rule of Crossfit? Always talk about Crossfit. And boy, oh boy, did I ever uphold that rule! I'm pretty sure people ran for the hills when… Continue reading Kristy, Au Naturale: Making Fitness Fun Wherever You Are
This post is both confession and discussion. It's about learning to be a mommy and learning who my child is. It's embarrassing and important. When I was pregnant with baby #1, Hubby Pants and I decided we weren't going to find out the gender of the baby before birth. In my household growing up, gender… Continue reading Dr. Annie Answers: Little Personalities