Bugs (part 1): A Spider Speaks

This is the first in a three part series of posts on bugs, which have ended up being a suprisingly big part of my summer.  For the past five days our older kids, six and four, have set up their little plastic Adirondack chairs down on the sidewalk near our...

Losing It

Seems like so many people I know, Mom’s in particular, are feeling close to the edge these days.  Maybe it’s the change of seasons, the impending change of schedules, change of wardrobes, one more mind-numbing round of pulling bins in and out of tiny...

Not Dead yet

Our nine-month-old twins are sick and the batteries in the swing are dead.  No one’s going to get any sleep at this rate, so I volunteer to run out for batteries.  On the way I to the store I call a friend whose father was recently diagnosed with a deadly...

The Difference a Few Boxes Made

Whew, we’re exhausted! We finished up our cardboard collection for Project Share this Thursday and invited our neighbors to celebrate (read about how it all started).  We’ve been talking about having a neighborhood block party for over three...
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