Winning and Losing

We spent the greater part of yesterday evening sitting in a packed auditorium at the big school in town - watching a local celebrity hand out awards to students throughout the school. Of course our main reason for being there was to watch Miss 14 receive an award for her cooking exploits. A local celebrity… Continue reading Winning and Losing

Rebuilding Miss 17

Last night was a perfect example of the challenges faced by two parents attempting to parent three children. The eldest - often thought of as the most level headed, sensible, and placid - had fallen through the cracks while we juggled football, rugby, dance, and schoolwork with her younger sisters. When she needed us most,… Continue reading Rebuilding Miss 17

2am Netflix Marathons FTW

I sat up with our eldest daughter last night watching back to back episodes of "Stranger Things" on Netflix. We watched the first four episodes of season 2 while eating pizza, drinking red wine, and sneaking penny sweets from a huge bucket in the kitchen bought for Halloween.I'm not quite sure how or why, given… Continue reading 2am Netflix Marathons FTW


While walking into town to buy groceries this morning I whiled away a few minutes scrolling through the Tumblr dashboard, and happened upon a distant friend mentioning a song by Christina Perri called "A Thousand Years". A note had been left for them while saying goodbye to co-workers after moving jobs, with the lyrics in… Continue reading Human