Halloween is over; how long until Christmas?


It was a wild weekend for us. The culmination of weeks of planning and months of listening to my son talk about it; Halloween came. For us it is much less a sprint around the neighborhood in hopes of getting good candy, and more a marathon of decorating, crafting, planning and events. It started weeks […]

A typical morning with a three-year old


Time: Sometime around 0-dark-30 Weather: (No idea, it’s dark out) BANG (The boy’s door opens) pitter patter pitter patter pitter patter (He runs to our room) BANG (He opens our door) One of my eyes opens to look at the clock. It is 5:40 in the morning. Like a groundhog ruining my garden my son […]

5 things that will go wrong at Story Land


You may remember this summer that we tried taking our some to Story Land for the first time. It was a wonderful family vacation full of discovery and excitement. We all had so much fun that we decided to double down and head back a few weeks later for what would assuredly be another fun-filled […]

Why parents become weekend warriors during the summer


While swimming and BBQing this past Sunday with friends, we had a conversation about the small handful of days left in the Maine summer. Before I knew it my last few precious weekends were filled up with logistics, long drives and family activities.   I tend to be a curmudgeon when it comes to planning […]