No, really. Here’s a full list of affordable, wow-worthy ideas for everyone on your list. It’s my gift to you, so you can put that research and shopping time toward a warm bath and good book. Don’t believe me? This should about cover it, right? Kids 3-8 Kids 9-12 Teenagers Collegiates and Twenty-Somethings Moms Dads Grandparents … More Ideas for Everyone on Your List
I recently wrote this to a friend, a new mom having a tough day. If any of you moms (or dads) find yourself in this situation, I’m writing to you now. Letter to a New Mom You’re going through an overwhelmingly incredible moment in your life right now. I don’t need to tell you about all the … More Letter to a New Mom
What do you do with all those postcards and travel brochures amassed on trips? Store them, only to ditch them on a future organizational rampage? Add them to that scrapbooking basket gathering dust on the shelf? Hope they’ll magically transform into something amazing? Well, it’s time to save them. Here are 10 easy ways to … More 10 Uses for Postcards and Travel Brochures
Looking for Part 2? Read “The Players.” Oh, yes. I’m going there. I’m bringing out the biggest, geekiest, and perhaps most endearing guns in nerdom: Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Not a nerd? Don’t be scared. Hear me out. At the risk of over-simplifying, D&D is a cooperative endeavor in which players use strategy and creativity … More D&D Parenting, Part 1: The Supplies
Want a conversation starter for some yawn of a wall in your house? Try this easy wall art idea. An inspiring home begets inspiration, so first, pick a theme that inspires you. For instance, when we remodeled our bathroom, we found a newspaper from 1930 layered among the floor boards, which gave me an idea …
Carve out a spot in your house or a time every day that’s all about you. It’s your “sacred place,” as Joseph Campbell put it. Your break to remember who you are, to listen to your gut, and to live the life entrusted to your soul.
I had a bored toddler, a rainy day, and an empty fridge. To the grocery store! 5 Ideas: 1. Let your toddler bring along a fellow adventurer: a favorite toy or stuffed animal. 2. Make it a game: Can you find something brown? Do you see an apple? Let’s look for something cold … 3. Point … More Grocery Adventure
In the constant need for something to amuse my 2 year old, I’ve considered everything but the kitchen sink. Wait, why NOT the kitchen sink?
Somewhat by accident, I recently re-discovered the pleasures of cookie decorating. I was going to visit my sister and her family and came up with the idea for a host gift. (Yes, I still do those. Here are some ideas.) I thought this would be something my 7-year-old niece would enjoy, but I was surprised … More Cookie Decorating
I was having a bad day and walking the dog. It was about 7:00pm on a cool and cloudy Monday a couple years back. Oblivious to the world around me and in a deep state of musing (as I am wont to do), something made me look up.