The harsh, buzzing fluorescent lighting spoils the otherwise welcoming environment of this branch of the local library. To the left the librarians are chatting as they check in the books returned. School-aged kids on the computers near the door, what I assume are the latest music videos playing on the screen. Heads bobbing with headphones … Continue reading In the library
“Mommy! Look how beautiful these are!” We’re at a local greenhouse searching for flowers to plant on Earth Day. There are rows of beautiful, fragrant flowers. You can hear the light pitter-patter of the morning rain on the plastic roof. Our daughter asks to pull the wagon that’s starting to fill up with flowers. I … Continue reading Flowers
Today we took a short trip to a local petting zoo on a farm. They don’t have much – goats, donkeys, sheep, llamas, cows, and a pony – but the little one loves it. Continue reading Petting zoo
“I stopped caring about my career when I had kids,” he says. “Everything that I do, every decision that I make, is how I can get home to my four-year-old and six-year-old faster.” I love this quote from Scott Hanselman, a program manager at Microsoft, author and avid blogger and speaker. It’s from a talk … Continue reading
We have a few special years with our children when they’re the ones that want us around. After that you’re going to be running after them for a bit of attention … It’s a few years, and it’s over. I decided to watch the movie Hook last night after realizing it’s been a while since … Continue reading It’s a few years, and it’s over
The holidays are generally a time when families come together to celebrate, eat food, and relax before the new year. My family is no different in this aspect, and I love every part of getting together with everyone. There are a few things that I always look forward to — the traditions that make the season just right.