What’s happening? Your weekly events post

What’s everybody up to this weekend? Need a few suggestions? Read on for a list of fun and festive local events: The Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival happens for the final time this weekend. Friday night, the YMCA is hosting a Parents’ Night Out event. Drop off your kids (ages 8 months to 8th grade) for an […]

Parenting in a digital world

It’s the topic of so many conversations between parent friends these days: What are we going to do about our kids and their phones/social media/computer games/fill-in-the-blank terrifying technology of the moment?!?! Whether you’re the parent of a young child and wondering what they’ll face online as they get older, or your teenagers are already experiencing […]

DIY: Festive holiday window decor

I collect windows — big windows, small windows, glass panes or none. They can be used in so many different ways. For instance, I recently decided to take a six-pane window and paint it to incorporate with my Christmas decor. Total spent on project was $2!! (I was given the window and the other supplies […]

What’s happening? Your weekly events post

What’s everybody up to this weekend? Need a few suggestions? Read on for a list of fun and festive local events: The Numerica Wings ‘N Wishes Christmas Tree Lighting begins at 6 p.m. TODAY. There will be live reindeer, Christmas caroling, cookies, cocoa and, of course, Santa! The Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival happens again this weekend and […]

Mindfulness in the midst of busy lives

For a lot of us, the next few weeks are going to be super hectic. We are the holiday memory-makers, the keepers of family traditions, the buyers of presents, the bakers of cookies, the hostesses of house-guests. We want so much for our children to believe in the magic of the season, and we delight in […]

Quiet at the end of the day

It’s a quiet Tuesday evening, filled with soft rain on the roof, the occasional car rounding our cul-de-sac, and sleeping children. The kids have recently learned that they can stretch out bedtime by making one last bathroom trip, asking for more stories, another sip of water, extra snuggles. Who am I to deny that last […]