Sleepover madness

It also just so happened that this year we had fewer family functions, so we’ve had a long, fairly relaxed, mostly uneventful vacation time. Until the sleepovers. The idea was a good one in theory.

Goals worth achieving

I want my children to know how to weigh the cost of a goal, to consider the sacrifice that it will require, and then to do the things that are really important to them. 

Age appropriate viewing

When I’m deciding whether to take my kids to a movie, I don’t ask, “What’s the rating?

The Gift of Giving

This Christmas, our three kids were introduced to something new. They were asked to buy or make something for each other. 

First day of snow

I’m not sure why the first day of true snow is a disaster every year, but it is.

Make some time to be a maker this Christmas


A craft that my sons and I create fresh each year utilizes gumdrops as the medium for wintery scenes with figures resembling elves and Santa. 

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