My youngest girl, now age 13, made this adorable purse as her most recent crochet project. She did it entirely on her own by following a pattern in a book. I'm totally impressed by this because I cannot crochet or knit. Not one stitch. She also made the shawl she’s wearing. It was her first … [Read more...] about Crochet Therapy
"Life is like an ice cream, enjoy it before it melts." Consider yourself warned: this is a longer than usual "life lately" post since it's been months since the last one. Sorry-not-sorry. ;) family life Our annual season of visitors begins soon and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. Next … [Read more...] about Life lately: ice cream season
"Yes. And yes." I've been an adoptive mom for nine years. By now I've learned when folks mean well with their questions or comments, and I've learned not to get offended. Unless people are part of an adopted family (extended or immediate) or have close friends who have adopted, they may not … [Read more...] about Are they yours? Or are they adopted?
Perhaps the biggest lesson parenting has taught me is not to judge. I never understood parents who did the happy dance at the bus stop on the first day of school. For years I happily spent my days with my kid, homeschooling, and enjoyed the vast majority of those days. I was judgey about those bus … [Read more...] about Our best summer ever: 3 things that helped