The ‘freshman’ French braid

She did it, and rather well. My daughter decided to try and put a French braid in her own head. Not an easy thing to do, mind you. It takes practice, but once “mastered” it’s an easy fix and looks nice. Amber did this the other day during her school...

Bringing back the varsity jacket

It has hung in the closet since, well, we moved into the house more than a decade ago. It made an appearance here or there, mostly when an extra layer was needed for warmth or to throw on to shovel snow. With colder temperatures arriving so soon and last year’s...

Makeup like mommy

What is it about mommy’s makeup that intrigues little girls? The red lipstick. The colorful tubes of nail polish. Long lashes and colorful eyelashes. Oh yes, and don’t forget the pink blusher to make those lil’ cheeks even rosier! It looks like...

Kiddos and kitties

Sometimes it feels like two more kiddos occupy the house. Other times their silence and hiding makes you wonder if they still take up space in the clutter. Without warning, one scampers down the steps and by the living room in a flash of white. The other saunters down...

Letting go, sharing sorrow

Saying goodbye to loved one is never easy, especially when it comes to helping children cope with it. My children bid farewell to their paternal great-grandmother this past week, with her funeral taking place Monday. My preschool-aged son did not attend the services,...