In celebration of embracing change

We threw a party involving both Marlo AND a piñata and somehow no one got hurt.

The beginning of big kid school

A bittersweet milestone, one that is tearing me up as much as it is confusing for her.

September cleaning

That time of year when I wait until both girls are not home and pack up every single thing they haven’t touched or talked about in six months.

Small changes

As you wait for that IKEA couch to die a slow, agonizing death.

On bribery and bravery

Yet another developmental milestone whose rewards are in direct proportion to the years it takes off of your life.

Just singing

I’m going to memorize every song in that movie so that I can rotate through them all at drop off.

The new water cooler

Get in your eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day while talking to yourself about the season finale of Downton.

Hand-dipped vases

Did you know that new mindsets can be reached through decorative accessories? Probably not because I just made that up.

Feeling Fall

From the thesaurus app: consolation, comfort, solace, freedom, liberation, deliverance, release.

It’s not even August and already we are armed

Weathering a heat wave with the help of my family and that which turns Marlo into a Golden Retriever.