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Aug 302017
Carrying Babies

*Post contains affiliate links. Carrier c/o Ergobaby. One thing I feel sad about in regards to breaking my ankle this year was carrying and wearing my youngest son. He is a snugglepuss and I felt terrible that he was relegated to a playpen for much of my healing. I am now delighted to say, despite needing a lot more physical therapy and being quite stiff, I am now walk normal ….

Aug 282017
Lately - Fall Is Coming

Some time in the past 10 days the air changed. It is in the 60-70 degree range around here and the air has that dying leaves smell. We started harvesting squash and the succulents started pumping out their last hurrah. It is here. Fall. Autumn. Maybe it is no where to be seen in your neck of the woods, here in Minnesota it decided to start leaking out at us ….

Aug 242017
Busy Family Life & Back to School Relief

  How INSANE is back-to-school season? I was just buying the eight billion items on the school supply lists and it was a total zoo at the store. Not to mention, the list was insanely long. I just purchased more supplies for one year than I used for my entire public school career. Although, when I think about the number of projects my son brought home from kindergarten last year, ….

Jul 292017
Lately, Or That Time We Played All Month

      It was not all fun all month of course. At the beginning of July, I was only seven weeks post-op from my broken ankle. Then I was granted partial weight bearing and my tibia has been throbbing ever since. But, I must say the second half of July was none too shabby. The grown ups worked hard and then we made the kids play hard. Well, my ….

Jul 242017
A Small First Birthday Bash

We had a small party over the weekend for Baby E, or Eefer Deefer Bo Beefer as he is known around here. It was kind of funny because we usually have WAY too many people at the these birthday parties since Husband likes to invite all of his friends and their kids. Add in that our house is pretty small and it gets really crowded. Like 50 plus people stuffed ….

Jul 152017
Kid Art Supplies: From Messy Cabinet to Organized Art Cart

  Being laid up with a busted ankle means I don’t get to spend much time outside this summer, what the whole crutches-on-dangerous-terrain thing. So I’m tackling some of the really small projects I was saving for next Fall. A major point of irritation in my daily life is the craft and art supply cabinet. Our dining room has a built in cabinet/shelf hutch. There are three cabinets on the ….

May 252017
I Went to Roller Derby & All I Got Was This Lousy Busted Ankle

I Went to Roller Derby & All I Got Was This Lousy Busted Ankle Actually, I got so much more. Friends. Confidence. Goals. Determination.  Sense of purpose. Self-esteem. Sore muscles. Cross training. Kindness. Strength. Unique perspectives.  Humility. And the opportunity to know some really awesome people. Years ago, before the modern current incarnation of derby had been formed, I said I wanted to do roller derby. The derby I remembered ….

Mar 142017
Birthdays Galore!

We just celebrated the oldest boy, Lucky’s, birthday! It occurred to me that I never shared any of Wyn’s birthday back in January. I don’t have any party-in-action pictures since that would be weird to post pics of people, but I do have our theme table photos. Wyn wanted her party to simply be PINK. She has already planned her party for next year. She wants purple. What can I ….

Jan 122017
Lately Around the House

I feel stuck in a perpetual state of business and the lazies at the same time. Who wants to get out and do anything when it is a bazillion degrees below zero? Instead we indulged in a little too much baking and I have an extra 10 pounds to prove it. Not so great for the postpartum weight loss, but the kids sure liked it. Baby E is starting that ….