Entries Tagged as 'summer fun'

Monday, August 6th, 2012

It Was Like Being Four

I’m going to split my BlogHer recap into three posts this week. This is the first installment.  I was four, standing in the hallway upstairs, waiting to hear my dad start to hum the signature music of the wooden soldiers. I stood by the cool railing, feeling my hands on my thighs as I readied [...]

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Our Brand Of Crazy

One of my earliest memories of Ken as a father is standing in line at the grocery store, Nora in her carrier perched precariously in the cart, a mom and her son in front of us in line. The little boy was wearing super-hero pajamas with a cape velcroed on the back. It was the [...]

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The Perfect Pool

It’s hot these days. And, in my house, it’s loud – jackhammer loud (but more on that tomorrow). And while I do truly love just escaping to my back yard, with my huge tree providing summer shade, there are other magical trees and other places that summer brings me over and over again. Today was [...]

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Summer: Day 1

5:00 A sleeper 5:30 A waker

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Limbo In Reverse

It was a trial-run this weekend – a lead-in to summer vacation. On twitter and on blogs I read and hear about moms whose kids are off for the summer. Around here it’s the mom who’s off for the summer. I’ve learned a few lessons over the past few years  – lessons about easing in, [...]

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Falling for Austin – Summer Fun That Makes Me Love My City

My summer officially starts next Friday, but it has already unofficially begun with the opening of my favorite water activity with toddlers. Now, I love the pool too and I’ll write about my favorite pools when those open and we have a chance to go explore, but as a mom with two young kids, my [...]

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