Springtime Doings

Springtime Doings

It’s firmly spring around here, and it’s got me itching to get outside and get my hands in the dirt! (My apologies to those of you with snow on the ground–I just don’t know how you do it!) Even though we live in southern California […]

You Can Stay Home With Your Kids Book Review

You Can Stay Home With Your Kids Book Review

It might seem strange that I would want to talk a book about being a stay at home mom when my kids are 20, 18, and 15. But this is a subject that is close to my heart. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, […]

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 5 Show Notes

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 5 Show Notes

In this episode I talk about my ambitions about Spring Break, progress on my quilting and knitting projects, a book and show recommendation, and how to tackle some spring cleaning projects. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if […]

Energy Bites–The Perfect Snack for Kids

I’ve got two teen boys in the house (ages 15 and 17) and we are at that point in their lives where I struggle to keep food in the fridge. My old weekly grocery shopping habits don’t hold up anymore. The way I shopped for […]

all of a sudden she’s nineteen

  Nineteen years ago I was a first-time mother who just went through twenty-one hours of labor, astounded that I was about to be entrusted with a tiny human life to raise into a responsible adult. And as cliche as it sounds–I cannot believe that […]

I’ve changed my name to Simple. Handmade. Everyday.

  I just wanted to pop in to say that I’ve changed this blog’s name from They Grow Up Too Fast to Simple. Handmade. Everyday. to reflect the types of things that I want to write about. I started this as a Mommy blog about six […]

family service hour

I’ve got that fall decluttering bug. It seems to hit me in the fall rather than the spring. I think it’s that fall seems like a new beginning to me–in a way that spring just doesn’t. We have mild winters here in southern California, so […]

mondays with the girl

I’ve written before about how when my son started playing club soccer out of town, I thought that it was going to be a huge inconvenience, but it has actually turned out to be a blessing of Time. Two whole hours to write, read, sew–whatever I […]

all of a sudden he’s thirteen

Well, it’s official. My baby is a teenager. We celebrated at home with an early (and I mean early) soccer game, a stop for donuts on the way home, and gifts a little later in the morning. His one request was a unicycle. It frankly […]

landmark year

This is kind of a landmark year for us. The Girl is a senior. Yep. How did this happen so fast? I know it’s such a cliche, but seriously, I cannot deal with how quickly this has all gone. But instead of lamenting and denying […]