Holiday Fever

My family has holiday fever. No, our Christmas tree isn’t up. We haven’t shopped til we dropped or sipped eggnog by the fire. (Who does drink eggnog?) My husband hasn’t hung the first outdoor string of lights and the dust is still on the storage bins of decorations in the…

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Unchosen Battles

Whoever came up with the line, “Choose your battles”? Yeah, I know what it means. You can’t fight everything, and some things are not worth it. Don’t try to fight everything that happens or everyone who wants to pick a fight. With children, we politely dictate that phrase, realizing that…

Pardon our dust…

You’ve seen the sign. Restaurants hang it to indicate a remodeling; retail stores section off their construction work and post it there.”Pardon our dust.”   I admit it; I used to be a total clean freak. Thirteen years ago, when I had one child, my house had to be virtually perfect….