You Smart Little Bear

Photo: The world is still covered in white and, for some reason, when I take pictures inside of my house they turn out blurry (because, obviously, I’m the greatest blog photographer you know!). So… uh… here is a picture of the golden-delicious buttermilk biscuits that I made for breakfast yesterday! Too bad the Wegmans-brand breakfast sausage…

Cultural Clash? Did I Pick the Right Preschool After All?

Photo: Minor’s work today. Two puzzles, all by himself. I wasn’t even in the room! He was just like, “I want to do the small puzzles” and then, boom. Done. No help from his brother (he was at school) and not even a question for me. I don’t worry about the brain power that my…

Return to Stillness

Photo: I thought about a selfie (I really must say, my retwist is making me feel fly, so fly!) but I decided that this would be more poetic: My shadow on the snow-covered Concord River. And yeah, those are animal prints on the river. Nifty, huh?   This morning was the first one in four…

“I Want to Do It Myself!”

Photo: Don’t let the cuteness fool you. That Ursa Minor is a lot. But yeah, he’s pretty cute. Two year-olds have all of the passion of any person, but they have none of the reason needed to wield it properly. It’s an awful state of being In the slow march to 3, Ursa Minor has entered…

They Have Their Moments

Photo: Evidence that my son is having an awesome preschool experience.   I’m having one of those Mom weeks where it feels like I’m in a sustained battle with both of the boys. Of course, it’s over different things: Major and I are fighting about the potty and when to use it (He pretty much…

The Full Swing of Things

Photo: How on earth did I manage to get myself two preschoolers!? I sat down in this office chair and let out one of this loud, long, obnoxious woooooo that is quite characteristic for fat old mamas like myself. There was an “oh my!” right afterward, which came straight out of my mama’s mouth, and I could just hear her when…

The Next Round of Growth

Photo: There are no longer cribs in my home. Only toddler beds. It’s the end of an age and the start of another.   Negotiations during the Great Nap Boycott of 2014 took a very dramatic turn yesterday afternoon. Protesters were so dedicated to the cause, it would seem, that they were willing to risk…

Tabula Rasa

Photo:  Here it is, the room is primed and ready for real color! My God, it feels like it took forever to get here…   There are two coats of primer on the walls in the playroom. Two nights of being up until midnight getting it done. I used my mid-day writing time to paint an…

Quiet Thoughts: What’s Your Motivation?

It has been such a challenging week. I didn’t want to put it all over the internets, but I’ve been flying solo with the boys all week. To be on full 24-hour duty with no relief has been really tough. I’ve been able to employ some tried-and-true strategies to help pass the time, but the…

Buggy Bugs, Leaky Leaks, and Messy Mess

Photo: My living room at the moment. They are taking my house down to the studs! My Lord, I am so tired. Just to the bone tired. The Husband and I were up at 5:40… and not my usual “I’m up before everyone else and I’m going to take my time to get ready for…