December 2016 archive

What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Happy Thursday! How are you all holding up post-Christmas? Need to get the kids out of the house like NOW? It’s kind of a dead week for events, but we found a few: For a big list of New Year’s Eve parties, check out the Go! section of The Wenatchee World today. The Wenatchee Public Library is […]

A perfect Christmas

As a young new-ish mother, Christmas has become my time to shine. To prove how good I am. How perfect I can be. But being perfect is a lot of soul sucking, resentment festering work, and not all that much fun. (You want to know what sends me down my deepest, darkest rage spiral into hell? Check in with me […]

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: Syrup on Snow

It’s crazy. An absolutely crazy tradition that I blame Grandma for. From Halloween on, the kids look out the windows every morning to check for snow. There’s watching and waiting (and just a hint of whining) for snow.  And that would be totally normal — nothing to write about — if they wanted snow for playing, and […]

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 […]

Field Trip: Bellingham

I love the Wenatchee Valley. There’s hardly a time of the year when it doesn’t feel like the perfect place to be. I do however, like to take a field trip now and again to explore new possibilities and expose my children to other forms of Northwest culture, including the arts. Lately, I have been […]

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