The One About the Reindeer

The One About the Reindeer

Disclaimer: This post isn’t for the wee little beasts, unless you want to answer a few questions that deal with a somewhat more mature subject matter. Two Christmases ago, we bought Zoe and Talia a pair of swants. University of Michigan-themed swants to be exact. What are swants exactly? Pants made of sweater material. Apparently … Read More

Snow Day

Snow Day

When the kids were younger, I’d look at the return to school after winter break with anticipation and glee. In fact, vacation always seemed too long, and sometimes—I’ll be honest here—the return couldn’t come fast enough. Having four little ones scattered at my feet could be a lot, and moving two of them from home … Read More

Into the Pensieve, XII

Into the Pensieve, XII

My mom was never one to try foods that she wasn’t familiar with. Except on the one road trip I took with her, the summer after college graduation. We wound our way west of Michigan on that trip, stopping in cities throughout Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Missouri. We had a car, an … Read More

Making the List

Making the List

While I know it’s not really true, our bookshelves, may, at some point, have resembled those in the photo above. Hence, this past weekend, my family cleaned out some of those (overflowing) shelves. If you’re anything like me, Tim, and the kids, you’ll understand how hard it is for us to decide which books we no … Read More