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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Technically Summer ends with Labor day.  But once School starts, I think Summer has kissed us all good-bye. See ya Summer 2014.  You’re never my favorite season.  I tolerate you because I have no choice.  To make it worse, you and I got off to a rocky start with a job change.  But listen…  You were kind to […]

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I don’t have issues deleting photos. The wrong eye is in focus?  Delete. Cute picture of toddler, but a person is shoveling a huge bite of food into their mouth in the background?  Delete. Becks is wonky looking, but Coop is spot-on?  Delete. I’ve got high-eyes, but the entire family is gorgeous?  Delete. I’m really […]

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I feel silly putting a quilt up for sale.  No clue why, it just feels funny. I feel silly keeping this quilt.  We have too many and this is a generous baby-sized one.  Finger crossed we won’t be welcoming any more babies into our family. But I didn’t feel silly starting this quilt knowing the above facts. […]

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They’re starting to out-number us.  I’m sure one day they’ll be up to no good behind the garage.  Or they’ll be sullen teenagers bored at backyard parties. Whenever I see photos of them laughing, I can’t help but smile and think: I’ve done the same thing with yours parents years before anyone imagined being called “Mom” or […]

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I’m going through an Iggy phase. Plus we work it every. single. day.   One Second A Day :: July – August from Erika Ray on Vimeo.

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I gave Becks some advice when starting Kindergarten and most of it is applicable for every grade.  But he and Coop got another lesson last night as they were getting ready for bed.  Any time we discuss a big topic (racism, homophobia, sexism, democracy), Coop usually listens patiently and then says politely, “That’s a lot of words.  I think […]

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When you’re a Mom, you learn very quickly that the phrase “Pick your battles” is possibly the best advice EVER given. When you’re a Mom to the opposite sex who are constantly engaging in behavior that makes no sense to your core, the advice is life-saving. Having them home for an extended period this past week, […]

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