TBR Additions (vol. 2)

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (thanks to Cathy's review for convincing me I need to read this one. I still need to read Rebecca as well but enjoyed My Cousin Rachel.)Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamos Simpson. (This book comes out in September but I have an ARC so hope to… Continue reading TBR Additions (vol. 2)

TBR Additions and Other Ramblings

Happy Weekend! Do weekends even exist now? Is time meaningless? The weather here is soaring into the 20s and it's feeling more and more like summer. It is most welcome because my new parenting strategy is Always Be Outside. My kids are just better behaved when they spend time outside. I turned our front driveway… Continue reading TBR Additions and Other Ramblings

Life: What We Did in April

So April was...a month. It feels very strange to look back over an entire month full of things I didn't do. We didn't swim at the pool. We didn't get new books from the library. We didn't have friends over or go to anybody's home. We didn't play at the park. I didn't set foot… Continue reading Life: What We Did in April

Life: The New Normal

Painted rock at the beach - "Remember to Breathe 2020" "The new normal" is a phrase I keep hearing. I'm not entirely sure what it means and I'm not quite sure any of us really know what our new normal is. It's strange how quickly our minds adapt and yet how slow. How quickly it… Continue reading Life: The New Normal

Life: Throwing a Low-Waste Birthday Party

We are not a zero-waste family but we are always striving to produce less waste. In our daily life I think we are doing okay though there is of course room for improvement. When I started attempting to make changes to reduce our plastic-usage and our general garbage creation, I noticed one major source of… Continue reading Life: Throwing a Low-Waste Birthday Party

Pearl is 5!

This week our Pearl turned 5! She is feisty and goofy, hilarious and serious. She loves to follow (and enforce) rules. She likes clear boundaries and expectations and so, I hope, will thrive in school this coming fall. She likes being in charge (classic oldest sibling) and is quite competitive. She is a true introvert… Continue reading Pearl is 5!

Life: Valentine Day and Other Excitement

Actually, this post has nothing to do with Valentine's Day other than that today is, in fact, that day and that means we are halfway through February. Not sure how that happened so quickly when January lasted roughly three hundred days. January hike We did fit in some fun in January though, even as we… Continue reading Life: Valentine Day and Other Excitement