Today, in the midst of dreading a Sunday evening full of poring over documents for work (after a Saturday spent in similar fashion, and a week ahead that looks much the same), while I wallowed in self-pity for the lack of sleep, the stress and the stomachache that I was feeling, I've been pulled back … Continue reading Shine.
For the past year (at least) a pop-up would appear every once in a while when I would go to Amazon asking if I'd like to use AmazonSmile. I always closed it thinking I'd look into it when I had more time. Of course, I never felt like I had more time, so one day … Continue reading AmazonSmile – Shopping for a Cause
I started using a glass tea kettle just a few months ago and now I wish I had started years ago. My mother-in-law, who is a tea enthusiast, gifted me a glass tea kettle two Christmases ago, but it just sat in the unopened box. You see, I already had a stainless steel kettle that … Continue reading the little things – a glass tea kettle
A mother, when a child turns 5, carefully prepares that child for kindergarten - with a fresh backpack, sharpened pencils and a gentle explanation that school is a place where they will learn, make friends and be taken care of by their teacher. The child, on the first day, either excitedly or nervously or laden … Continue reading Guns, Schools and our Children
If you've read any of the posts yet in this series, you know that my husband is an immigrant. So, today I'd like to spend a few moments simply publicly appreciating him and the countless immigrants that make this country such an amazing place to live. I almost didn't write this post, because it felt … Continue reading Overlapping Worlds – An Ode to Immigrants
My husband and I enjoy beer ... a lot. So, we cycled through numerous bottle openers until we landed on our current one - it is by far my favorite and will not likely be replaced. It is from a little shop that has since closed in our neighborhood ... sigh. However, this bottle opener … Continue reading the little things – a beautiful bottle opener
On days when we arrive home from whatever outing we were on, minutes before my kids transition from hungry to hangry, I love that I can open my freezer to pull out a healthy lunch to heat up in mere minutes. Most times they are accompanied by a side of peas (so quick to make) … Continue reading Kid Lunches in 5 Minutes (or Less)!
I can still recall the complete and utter joy upon receiving a new Highlights magazine in the mail when I was a kid. Katie and I talked about this recently, and she said the same thing! So, when an offer came our way to order subscriptions for pennies, we jumped on it for our little … Continue reading Highlights Magazine for Kids
It's the beginning of February, and my feet haven't really seen daylight for months. Every winter, I ask myself, "How can my heels be so dry and cracked when they are tucked safely in a pair of socks all day long? Shouldn't they be extra soft and moisturized?" But, I don't make regular trips to get … Continue reading the little things – a foot cream that works
Today's selection, Last Stop on Market Street, is actually a children's book - one that made its way into our home over the Christmas holiday as a gift from our sister-in-law, and we absolutely adore it. It is a sweet story of a little boy living in the city, who is on his way via … Continue reading Good Reads – Last Stop on Market Street