This has been a long time coming. As days turned to weeks, and months passed, the idea - a pebble dropped into an empty chamber somewhere in my brain - rattled ever more noisily as our lives have tumbled this way and that. I can no longer stand the echo of the pebble. I think … Continue reading Farewell, Incredulous Mom.
It's 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning - my day to sleep in, but I'm awake. Last night as I held C, asleep and gently snoring in my arms, I prayed like I usually do, for the usual things. But yesterday was busy, and I realized I'd gone through the whole day without thinking of … Continue reading Dreams of pie
When we started budgeting and saving, I thought it would be hard. It's not like it's the first time we've ever tried to get serious about our finances. There was that time a few years ago when we tried the "envelope system." Spoiler alert: we did it for a total of one month and never … Continue reading Our favorite FREE kid-friendly activities (and the challenge you should take this week)
On September 9, 1967 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, a girl stood before a boy in uniform, her face veiled in tulle. Her small frame was fitted with satin from bodice to floor, her neck and chin set confidently above a delicate, scalloped lace overlay with sleeves. The design is simple and timeless. I … Continue reading The secret to staying married for 50 years