Scratches on the Dining Table

This is a tale of two tables. A friend of mine has a unique dining table. It’s round with raised stools and has an interesting pattern etched into its surface. Another friend liked it so much she ordered the same table. When my friend recently visited her table-admiring friend, she noted that her friend’s table Continue »

Cherish the Days

The other day while cleaning out a kitchen cabinet I came across a set of tiny lunchbox notes I’d found on clearance. I bought them for Eldest when she was in first grade. I loved sticking those in her lunchbox. It felt like a sweet reminder of how much she means to me and was Continue »

When the Vacation Is Over…

The vacation is over. We’re headed home. You probably have a range of emotions swirling around you depending upon who is in your car. Some kids can’t wait to get home. There are friends to see, and their own beds to sleep in. Others dread the thought of returning to life as it was—school, chores, Continue »

Summer Bucket List

My girls and I have been having a blast this summer. I haven’t even given them a chance to utter the words “I’m bored” because I’ve been whisking them from playdates to swimming pools to Bible schools. And I’ve loved every second of it. I know some argue that a little boredom is good for Continue »