A Home of Joy and Delight

There’s a song I sing to BoyWonder as I’m nursing him down at night that goes like this: My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of …

Kids Growing Up

The Muse will be 10 in just three weeks. TEN. That feels so huge to me. Two digits. Past the halfway point to official adulthood. And Dolittle just turned 6. She’s like a big kid now. She’d be going to …

Good Day

One of the things I’d like to change about myself is my tendency to get bogged down by the day-to-day things of life, such as trying to keep on top of my and my kids’ messes, figure out the best …

Staying Put

I really do believe in the power of prayer for making decisions in life. I’d been anxious about deciding whether or not to buy a house or rent, whether to move now or later, and where we wanted to do …

Baby Babble

So BoyWonder has finally started so say some adorable, discernible words at 18 months. Here’s his list of consistent words, with pronunciation: Ball (Ball)Car (Cah) (Such a boy!)Water (Bwallah)Diaper (Bapa)Grandpa (Bapa) (Yes, “diaper” and “Grandpa” sound the same. Tee hee.)Button …

Weddings and Vacations

Not to jinx ourselves, but our vacations often turn out better than we plan them. It didn’t look that way at first, when we had our flight cancelled and had to stand in line for an hour and a half …

Our New Toy

I’m in love. Totally and completely head-over-heels. Don’t worry, Havarti knows. He’s just about as infatuated as I am. Check out these beauties . . . No, I’m not talking about our children, though they are, of course, the main …

Musical Kids

It’s been a lot of fun watching the kids’ musical abilities unfold. The Muse has wowed us with the violin, as well as the piano and pretty much any other instrument you put in her hands. And Dolittle has been …