It's been a hot minute since I have written. Why, do you ask? Because I have 4 kids, a husband, a job, a volunteer position, and a lot of books to read. I generally do not like to complain about how exhausting life can be (except to my husband), but lately the parenting has been … Continue reading From 2 to 14 – parenting at all the ages
I've been a mother for over 13 years. I knew that as a young mother, I would have the advantage of retaining my cool factor for a little longer than most mothers. I could follow what was trending, the best clothes and music, the newest makeup trick or food fascination, etc. I liked the idea … Continue reading When you realize you are not as cool as you thought
We love museums - any kind of museum, to be truthful. I'm raising some inquisitive, nerdy children, and I will not apologize for it. We spent a Saturday afternoon at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, despite the fact that it was a sunny, gorgeous Hawaiian day. What can I say? We like to learn. This … Continue reading Bishop Museum
I've been in another slump recently. I'm not sleeping very well, some travel plans had to be put off, and I blame the husband-left, child-left voids in my life. It's so strange to me still that with all these living beings in my house, I can still feel sad with the absence of 1 or … Continue reading Sometimes simple is enough
I told you that June was a busy birthday month for our family - there are 4 in our house alone (including the dog), 3 more of my relatives, and at least 3 of our friends! In short, I make and eat a good deal of cake this month, and there is nothing wrong with … Continue reading Happy Birthday Leo!
Not much new to tell lately. More job interviews, more volunteer opportunities, more days that pass until the husband is home for a visit (eek!), and more everyday life in the Carpenter house. I have been driving a lot lately, and I think about many things while driving. I present you with some Tuesday Thoughts, … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts
One of my best friends Meredith and I can talk for hours on end, but it is difficult to follow the conversation. We start talking about one thing, which leads into another thing, then another....this continues. We eventually end up talking about all of it but not in a linear or ordered way. She calls … Continue reading A spaghetti kind of day