Category Archives: Family

Letting Go

River Rain has been taking more control of her bedroom. She has recently insisted that she wants to tend to her dresser drawers herself. And since I often ask her to put away her own laundry, and since she always … Continue reading

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Saving Up

River really wanted an LOL doll.  These are not my favorite toys. Still, I believe in setting limits about what is allowed in our family while still being flexible and not denying kids ALL of the pop culture type things … Continue reading

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You Never Know

River has caught the organizing bug. We’ve been doing a lot of it over the past few years and she’s seen me tackle many areas of our house. Lately we’ve watched a few episodes of Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up on … Continue reading

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Help

I have been needing help with chores ever since I started working again. I’ve been vocal about asking for help, and have received some, although it can be sporadic. Lately though the help seems more consistent. This helps me to … Continue reading

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What We Have Been Up To

It’s been a beautiful mild winter here, and we have been working in the yard, walking lots of places, and enjoying riding the bus. Inside we’re up to lots of crafting these days. Most recently Valentine making has taken up … Continue reading

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Two For The Hope Chest

I’ve made Hope Chests for my step-step son (my stepdaughter’s brother, who is a young adult now), my stepdaughter, and my daughter, River. River’s Hope Chest is still sparse, because she is only six. But slowly we add to it. … Continue reading

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The Past Five Years

Five years ago we had to move from our trendy walkable neighborhood in Portland, OR, to a neighborhood on the outskirts that was not our top pick. Due to a chain of events we had to pare down our lifestyle, … Continue reading

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