There’s been a lot of talk around here lately about how to avoid Cupid’s arrows, or avoid falling in love should one be hit by an arrow. Cavanaugh’s kindergarten teacher taught him how to do this. Apparently you’re supposed to look at your arm. Why? As she tells it, if a boy looks at a . . . → Read More: Avoiding Cupid
Cavanaugh turned six today. How is it possible that I gave birth six years ago? I’ve been remembering it all week, the double-check to make sure we knew had to use a car seat, the suitcases that had been packed using lists from pregnancy books and parenting magazines, all those plans for how it was . . . → Read More: Now We Are Six
Some people I know think Valentine’s Day is a schmaltzy Hallmark holiday not worth celebrating, but I love it. My mom’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day so we grew up celebrating it with Texas Chocolate Cake topped with red hots. We had hearts all over the house, which is probably why they’re my favorite shape.
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I took a bath in cat urine this weekend. Hopefully needless to say, this was not intentional. I put lavender bubble bath in the tub as I ran the water. It smelled lavender-y when I got in. But the water was too cold, so I drained some, added more hot, and was still soaking in . . . → Read More: A New Window
I’ve started the Christmas decorating at our house. Inspired by the bat mobile at Halloween, I tried snow for winter. But I couldn’t remember how to make paper snowflakes. So I looked it up online.
I’ve figured out that I have to balance what I want to do creatively with projects my five year old . . . → Read More: Christmas Crafting
In past years, I’ve done a more comprehensive list of holiday events with kids. This year though, I’m just picking my favorites. It’s easy to run around, shopping, to see Santa, and lights, and sing. There’s fun and exciting stuff all over the place, but the pressure to do, to go, to be out out . . . → Read More: Favorite Austin Holiday Events with Kids
My son turned five a couple of weeks ago and it’s sent me into a bit of a tailspin. Okay, maybe not just his turning five. We had a Halloween party, a birthday, house-guests with small children for a week. We got a cat who didn’t eat for the first few days, then got an . . . → Read More: Turning Five
I get nervous when the realtor in our neighborhood puts plastic flags in everyone’s yards on Memorial and Independence Day, but having a kid/being a parent continues to prompt me to look at holidays differently. It doesn’t hurt that I’m currently visiting the town where I grew up. So, my son and I did some . . . → Read More: A Tangy and Teary Fourth
I’m starting a tradition of sharing holidays with friends. Except for Easter. At least not this year because it was a kid’s holiday and Cavanaugh hasn’t wanted to hang out with kids much lately. But today is Mother’s Day and I wanted to hang out with kids and grown-ups.
I’ve been alone a lot lately. . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day with Friends