Category: kids

Resolutions Not Required

I was talking to Levi today about the fact that today is the last day of this year and that tomorrow will be the start of a new year;  a whole new cycle of seasons and holidays and birthdays. I could tell he had a hard time wrapping his 6 year old brain around this bizarre notion of time…of how…

Crafter-noons

Ah, summer…that special time of year when we stay-at-home parents find out what we’re really made of. Some days, I’m made of mellow patience and full of laughter. Other days…well, let’s not talk about those days, shall we? Or if we must, let’s just say it’s a darn good thing I married a winemaker. Finding little bits of time to…

Playing Hooky (part I)

Even before the solstice officially marked the onset of summer, we have been feeling the change of season in everything we do.  You may find us on any given day, still in our pajamas at 11 am, reading books or hiding out in our “underwater-space- submarine-rocketship” (aka the couch cushions and blankets). At first, I must admit I was slightly…

Inside Out

While the rest of the country is anxiously awaiting an end to the wrath of the Polar Vortex, we Californians have been waiting for the rains to come and fill our reservoirs and water our gardens and crops.  It seems that we all want what we can’t have, doesn’t it?  The days here have been unseasonably warm (and dry) and…

The Love of Handmade

Last year at Valentine’s Day, I posted a comment on my Facebook page about how disappointed I was that not too many kids give handmade Valentine’s cards anymore.  Levi was in still in preschool and I was so disheartened by all of the cartoon/super hero-laden, store bought cards that he received. It made me sad, really, to think that this…

Our Favorite Time of the Year

I always thought that Christmas song, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams, should be rewritten about autumn.  It definitely is my most favorite time of the year for everything from fashion to food, time spent outdoors and certainly the holidays…Thanksgiving being my favorite holiday ever. I think it’s the cozy factor and the turning inward that…