Author: Kelli Scott

Share gratitude

My favorite holiday has always been Thanksgiving. Lots of food. No gifts to buy. And all that gratitude. We positively overflow with gratitude around the Thanksgiving table. We’re thankful for our health, for our families, for our jobs. Naming out loud those things for which we are thankful can be such a profound rush. It’s […]

A trip to the museum

It’s the bleak midwinter and my two girls are restless: short days, gray skies, cabin fever setting in. Thank goodness for the museum. Earlier this week, a friend and I took our kids to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. They’ve got this hands-on children’s activity room upstairs called Coyote’s Corner and right now the shelves are […]

Have a good weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? My mom is going to watch the kids Saturday night and my husband and I are actually going to go out to dinner! At a restaurant! One where they don’t hand out crayons with the menus! Here’s hoping you all have fun weekends, too. In the meantime, check out a few links we liked […]

Talking to kids about death

While pulling into the Target parking lot last week: Me: We’re just getting diapers and a card for my grandma. No toys today. Not even the dollar toys. Got it? Kate (age 4): A card for your grandma? Me: Yes, she is old and sick and it sounds like she will probably die soon. Kate: Die? […]

Happy New Year!

Well, hello there 2016. It’s so very good to see you. Six months ago our house burned down — a horrible, gut-wrenching trauma that I do not wish upon anyone — and I suppose that means I could write off this last year as a net loss for me and my family. All of those photos and mementos and frilly […]

The Binky Fairy comes tonight

Our last dentist appointment did not go well. The staff at Wenatchee Pediatric Dentistry was great, of course, and the kids love it there. But the report on 2-year-old Vivian’s tiny teeth was grim: Starting immediately, no more pacifiers. Her two front teeth jut out like the grill of an old steam train and it’s past […]