Category: Parenting

What’s in a name?

My son’s senior thesis exhibition a few weeks ago marked a milestone for me that I only just noticed. I had the pleasure of meeting one of his three thesis advisers, Ryan, who met with my son weekly to delve into the dark abyss from where creativity springs forth. When my son introduced his adviser […]

When can kids cook?

In today’s hubbub busy world it’s easy to throw together a meal or get take out and forget to invite the kiddos to join us in the kitchen. But try this: Think back to when you were a kid. What do you remember making? Was it cookies with a grandparent? How about pancakes on a […]

Cloth diapers: The good, the bad and the poop

The other night was the end of an era: I sold my cloth diapers to a pregnant friend. I retained a couple for reasons of nostalgia, but for the most part, the cute pocket diapers, colorful covers, inserts, and handy all-in-ones are no longer in my house. As with most things about the passage of […]

Summer workouts with kids

When it comes to working out, sometimes it is hard to find that motivation. Add a kid or small army and daily life becomes a workout all its own. Now that school’s out and the kids are bursting with limitless energy, my fellow pre/postnatal group fitness instructor Ariel Croffut and I have teamed up to […]

New in town

One year came and went. One year flew by. One year living here in the Wenatchee Valley. I moved here with my husband in April of last year. We came for his great job, the opportunity for me to work from home and stay at home with our son and to be closer to family. […]