• Book Recommendation,  motherhood,  My Boy,  My Girl,  sappy mommy

    A Going on a Bear Hunt Kind of Saturday

    So many of our weekends are taken up with all those things that can take over the life of a young family. Birthday parties, baby showers, soccer tournaments, family commitments… On rare weekends when life is quiet and it’s just the four of us, we have a little tradition of going out for a morning family walk. Two kids, the dog, and two travel mugs of steaming coffee for Husband and I. This morning was one of those times. For some reason it was especially memorable.  Very “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” if you know what I mean. If you don’t, it’s a modern classic children’s book by Michael Rosen…

  • home decor,  motherhood

    A Happy Little Reminder

    This sign is hanging over the window in my breakfast nook.  Okay, I’m not totally certain that I have a breakfast nook.  It’s maybe just the part of my kitchen where the kitchen table is and it’s surrounded by windows.  I’ve always wanted to say I have a breakfast nook so I’m saying it.  So there. Anyway, as I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself, this sign is hanging in my kitchen.  It makes me happy to look at it. It has a funny history…A couple years ago my sister and her husband were house hunting and my mom came along on one of the showings.  The house was…

  • anthropologie,  car,  home decor,  motherhood,  My Boy,  sick

    A Touch of Pneumonia and Home Decor

    I am home today with a sick little boy who’s getting less and less sick by the minute and a rambunctious not sick at all 3 year old girl and I’m losing my mind… My son got sent home from school last Wednesday with a fever and horrible cough and never quite recovered.  We spent Memorial Day in urgent care and got a diagnosis of “a touch of pneumonia.” So, that was fun. Who gets pneumonia on Memorial Day?? That’s what oppressive Wisconsin winters are for.  Someone needs to send the bacteria in my son’s lungs a memo. We are 3 doses of antibiotics in and the young chap seems to be recovering nicely. …

  • favorite quotes,  motherhood

    Motherhood Quotes

     Nerd confession: I keep a file of my favorite quotes on my computer.  Sometimes other people have a way of saying exactly what I mean but in a way I never would have thought to say it and that makes me happy.  So, I hoard the words of others and read them from time to time when my own words fail me.  Or, just when I’m bored by all the words in my own head and would like a window into someone else’s head for a change. In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, here are a few of my most favorite quotes from my archives about motherhood or from the mouths…