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Eleven: Harry Potter Birthday

It’s at age eleven that young wizards expect their letter to Hogwarts, so for Harry Potter fans, eleven is a very special birthday. If time, distance, and money had worked in our favor, we would have taken her to Harry Potter world. Since that wasn’t an option, we brought Harry Potter’s world to her. It […]

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Resolute. In January. Sugar and Tech Free.

I began this blog with a post entitled “Social Media at Home” that described my frustration with devices that steal us away from each other and our own dreams and accomplishments. And in the time since, we’ve done well enough. There are days we all slack off, tired or not feeling well, and resort to […]

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Creativity: Foam Cone Christmas Trees

Last year I bought 5 foam cone Christmas trees thinking it would be fun for the girls and I to decorate them together with buttons or ribbons, papers or fabrics, but Christmas came and went and those cones were dumped into a box of craft stuff, a black hole of possibilities that grows exponentially in […]

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11 Year Old Birthday in 2013

So my 11 year old is one of those people who loves everyone and everything. She doesn’t want a theme or a plan, but I know we need one anyway, so I searched the net for “11 year old birthday party ideas” and picked a few, just to be ready, because even these girls can’t […]

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