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Coming unraveled

I have a favorite scarf. It is a hand-made infinity scarf that my oldest son, Jacob, purchased for me as a gift from a craft market in Seattle. It has all of these beautiful colors woven together in stripes- it matches everything and it just plain makes me happy when I wear it. Funny how an […]

A Day in the Life: Brook Hinton

(Note: Aren’t you curious about how other local moms make it all work? We are, too! This is the fourth in a series of posts all about how we spend our days. You can read the first three posts here and here and here.) I should probably begin by saying that no two days are ever exactly the […]

Next stop… the stars

Beyond the unavoidable super hero and Harry Potter obsessions my kids have had, (we are talking Captain America and Hogwarts here people — who can blame them? ) I try and adhere to the philosophy that the hobbies and interests my kiddos pursue meet a handful of requirements. That said, hobby/sport/interest should be: something they […]

Summer camp wish list

Snow pants… check. Hat and gloves… check. Snow coat… check. Summer camp survey… what??? That’s right. I said summer camp. I always find it a bit ironic that as the Valley is enjoying its first real snowfall of the year, and temperatures go from a wee-bit nippy to down right bone chilling cold, I, and […]

A new twist on after school art

Let me begin by admitting that I am not artistic. Nope. Not even in the slightest. I have greige walls in my house, I do not scrapbook, and when I look at modern art, well, I see paint thrown haphazardly on canvas. I guess that is why I work at a nature center. But don’t […]

Holiday Traditions: O’ Christmas Tree

Growing up I looked forward to the annual baking of gingerbread men and jam thumbprints and the daily indulgence of the chocolates from an advent calendar. I delighted in the old school, watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” and of course the classic version of “Rudolph”. And while I still enjoy […]

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