Crying Over Spilt Milk

 This morning I cried.  Big, fat, ugly, tears.  I cried because my children didn’t like the smoothie I made for them for breakfast.  Seriously???The smoothie incident was a bummer for sure.  All the ingredients–frozen strawberries,...

The Laundry Habit that Saves my Sanity

When we moved into this house, I was really sad that our new laundry room was going to be upstairs.  In our previous homes, our laundry room was actually a mud room, on the first floor, just inside the door.  This was perfect for a family full of...

The State of Things

I have this stupid nagging injury.  When I really think about it, it’s been plaguing me for the better part of a year.  Since it won’t seem to heal, I’ve been having regular stretch sessions, adding more protein into my diet, and foam rolling several...

Why Kauai: 8 Amazing Reasons to Go

 -one-The natural beauty.  This is Larsen’s Beach (and Carson staring in wonder).  We may as well have had our own private shore.  But this wasn’t just any beach…you could see right down to the ocean floor, and...

Daydreaming

​​  I love the cadence of his sweet giggles floating on the breeze.The monotonous squeak of the springs on the trampoline as the mat moves up and down, up and down.The way the leaves of the tall trees reach up to heaven, their defining edges a stark contrast to...