Spreading light, one act of kindness at a time

Share this link on your Facebook page and on those of your friends. Every time you see this image or this link, commit to one random act of kindness in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook. With all of our social media contacts, we can spread a lot of light. May the memories of … Continue reading Spreading light, one act of kindness at a time

Our vacation home & boat

We checked out of this town last week for six days of camping in the woods of Door County, bringing everything we could possibly need--kayak and all. Now, if sleeping in a tent sounds crazy, consider these highlights of the week: My 5-yr.-old woke at 3AM to go to the bathroom one night (yes, there … Continue reading Our vacation home & boat

‘Gearing’ up for vacation

With the last week of camp upon us, most of my neighborhood is gearing up for vacation. This place turn into a ghost town in mid August. For our family, that means one thing: camping! Now, before you write me off as once again up to my granola antics, hear me out. While camping may … Continue reading ‘Gearing’ up for vacation

FREE summer fun

As we gear up for a few weeks of freedom before camps start up, I'm reposting my summer fun ideas and adding a few more. For the sake of my sanity (and yours!) here is a list of some of our favorite summer activities. And since my summer fun budget is pretty small, you can … Continue reading FREE summer fun

Raising readers

Each week I fill my arms with as many books as I can carry from the library, so many that I recently bought a piece of furniture to store them. Okay, so it's really supposed to be a gardening bucket, but I'm not taking this adorable piece out to my filthy garden. New library books … Continue reading Raising readers