Archive of ‘Parenting’ category

As I prepare to say goodbye to you

(A letter to my daughter, Brenna, as she enters her senior year of high school.) As I look ahead to your last year at home, my heart cannot fathom how we got here so quickly. My arms feel you, still, as I held you in the rocking chair in your nursery. My photo albums burst […]

Happy Grandparents Day!

Shout out to all the Wenatchee Valley grandparents this weekend as we celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday! Grandparents are awesome and I love helping them spend quality time with their grand-kiddos by providing all the baby equipment they need for a fun-filled visit.  Check out this blog from Babierge about packing and planning for a trip […]

My new middle schooler

Hold my breath and pray that good things happen. That’s been my mindset as I’ve watched my older daughter get her first taste of public school as a sixth grader at Foothills Middle School. My daughter attended St. Joseph School in Wenatchee from preschool through fifth grade. And it was a good experience for her […]

The end of something, and the start

I’m feeling sentimental today. I’m thinking about tiny hospital bracelets, soft pink mittens. I am remembering the dog sniffing the baby’s face for the first time, entirely underwhelmed by this new person. I am back there in my mind: The disastrous Target runs with a screaming toddler, the long nights bopping a colicky baby around […]

Mom of boys

My middle son who is seven just broke his arm at the park.  This is his third broken bone.  (Technically 4th since he broke both bones in his arm this time…)  Last month, my three year old got bit in the face by a dog and had 15 stitches.  It’s been quite a summer of accidents […]

Exploring the valley: Smallwood’s Harvest

So in my quest for adventure I overlooked a couple of important details…. I am horrible at remembering to take pictures (like thank goodness my mom and sister have been at important childhood milestones!) and the fact that sometimes it gets crazy hot and smokey here. When we were all enduring the 100-plus degrees outside, […]

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