Tag: family

Ethan helped me move a twin-sized bed (a mattress, box spring, and frame) down two flights of stairs this morning.

“What a man!” I exclaimed, then added, “And I mean that in the best of ways.”

Said Ethan, “Thanks, Mom. Sometimes I feel like I’m not so manly. But I also mean that in the best of ways.”

Cloud in a Bottle: A Quick Water Cycle Experiment

I learned this neat science experiment in a college Meteorology class. Yes, some of us do get a higher education in talking about the weather 🙂 And I can be a bit obsessed. Anyway, you’ll need:

  • A clear, somewhat flexible water bottle with a cap
  • A few drops of water
  • About 30 minutes of Warmth
  • A match


When my kids casually take my hand as we walk, I wonder just how long the sweetness is going to last. They’re nine and ten, and my, how they’ve grown. I’ve introduced them both the […]

Waking Mary

The first conversation I had with Mary this morning, when I woke her up with a morning hug and a “Time to get up!” “What? I had zero sleep last night!” “Well, you were sleeping […]