The Letter

The Letter

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog, Long-Distance, Mail, Special Moments | One Comment

A week or so before Christmas was a busy, busy time for me. I was finishing everything for my next-to-last semester, still hadn’t started planning our wedding which was about two months away, and burning the midnight oil day in and day out. I usually check the mail before commuting to class and work, and […]

Mom’s House, Dad’s House (for Kids)

Mom’s House, Dad’s House (for Kids)

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog, Book | No Comments

A great follow up to Ricci’s Mom’s House, Dad’s House. How kids can stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again.   Book Description Isolina Ricci’s Mom’s House, Dad’s House has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years. With her new […]

The Birthday Card

The Birthday Card

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Blog, Craft | No Comments

Handmade Cards. There is seriously nothing better. I know that at least some of us, most of us (all of us) know the anticipation of opening a card. You could almost always expect SOMEONE was going to do one of the following: We open the envelope… pull out the card…some form of currency falls out […]

A Day at the Museum

A Day at the Museum

Jackson Pollock’s Portrait of a Dream (1953) This is her favorite painting. I make sure to take her and see it at least twice a year, so that it stays fresh in her mind, and she undoubtedly learns more about it. I asked her once, “What do you think Pollock is trying to tell us? What do […]

Little Foot: A mini movie

Little Foot: A mini movie

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Activity, Blog, Video | No Comments

The idea came to us one day while we were playing outside in the backyard with her stash of dinosaurs. I ran in and grabbed my camera, then started filming. We laughed back and forth at the many ways a little human would morph into one of her favorite prehistoric creatures, and ended the day with […]

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Blog, Special Moments | No Comments

Probably one of my favorite pictures to date is this one of Littles with her Mama & Dada at her 6th birthday party. It is so wonderful to all be together celebrating her life, as a big family. Love. Love. Love.

A Story Before Bed

A Story Before Bed

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Blog, Book, Technology | No Comments

Many parents who are away from their children for a period of time may miss the regular routines that they have with that child. This could include story time before bed. An organization has incorporated a video chat service to help parents continue that routine even if they are away. A Story Before Bed gives you […]

Her First Big Purchase

Her First Big Purchase

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Activity, Blog, Special Moments, Visiting | No Comments

There are about 5 piggy banks floating around our house. One is a Little Winnie The Pig bank from her 2nd birthday, another is a GIANT crayon from her Aunt Che Che, there’s a treasure chest… yadda yadda. We had recently decided to scale down her bed in her room from a queen to a […]

Telematic Art & Digital Presence

Telematic Art & Digital Presence

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Blog, Technology | No Comments

Fascinating art installations of closeness using video projections. Telematic Dreaming by Paul Sermon YouTube Video of Installation You can see view his collection through LUX. The Presence Project From Mail Art to Telepresence: Communication at a Distance in the Works of Paulo Bruscky and Eduardo Kac by Simone Osthoff Link to Journal

Lunch Date

Lunch Date

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog, Special Moments, Visiting | No Comments

  The patio of our favorite weekend restaurant is always full of nice neighbors, their kids and their pets. Littles made this bunny in a bee suit at an activity center the night before, so of course she would be joining us for lunch. Patrons around us kept looking and laughing at the sight, and […]