Planning ahead

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to start thinking about your weekend plans. Here are some fun and family-friendly events happening around town: If you didn’t get exactly what you wanted for Christmas (like new Tumbleweed earrings), head to the shop this weekend to participate in “I’ll buy it my own damn self.” The Wild will be […]

Return to Downton Abbey

Any Downton fans out there? I really got a kick out of the sixth (and final) season premiere on Sunday night and I am dying to talk to somebody about it! ***Spoiler Alert*** (although if you haven’t watched it yet, are you really a true fan?) So here goes. My favorite part was the triangle of Mrs. Patmore, […]

Did I just say that out loud?

Sometimes you have to step outside yourself to find humor in a frustrating situation. A lot of frustrating situations arise while raising children, and with that comes our response as parents. It’s funny to me to mentally rewind and assess what I’ve just said out loud and bask in the ridiculousness of it. I find […]

Why I like messy fun with my kids.

When it comes to having fun with my kids, my motto is the messier and more daring the better. Paint. Glitter. Dirt. Dyes. I could make it a full-time job cleaning up after my kids — if I wasn’t so busy playing with them myself. My husband hasn’t come on board yet, but I fully […]

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 […]