Category: Family

I gave my five-year-old an iPhone … but let me explain

When I upgraded to my iPhone 6 earlier this year, I gave my five-year-old my old iPhone 4S … and I’ve been feeling judged about it ever since. Every time my son announces his new toy in public, I feel like interjecting with “Um,… Continue Reading “I gave my five-year-old an iPhone … but let me explain”

Put a family recipe on a custom cutting board

My sister was surprised when I asked for a wood-burning set for Christmas. Not because I wanted something from a craft store (that much was obvious), or that I wanted a high-heat tool even though I once burned down my bedroom (that was years… Continue Reading “Put a family recipe on a custom cutting board”

Thanksgiving DIY gratitude placecards

Make some gratitude placecards! It will give everyone those fuzzy warm Thanksgiving-y feelings we enjoy so much.

When it’s time to grow up and cook a damn turkey

Only grown-ups host Thanksgiving. That was my first thought when I heard hints that perhaps it was our turn to gather everyone together for turkey dinner. Us? Prepare and serve one of the fanciest meals of the year to a large group of relatives?… Continue Reading “When it’s time to grow up and cook a damn turkey”

When your Mother’s Day isn’t the greatest …

I knew, going in, that this Mother’s Day wasn’t going to be particularly great. I had scheduled a sleepover at my mom’s for the night before, but it wasn’t the jammies-and-popcorn watching Clueless and Mean Girls, kind of sleepover that I like. It was “Let’s… Continue Reading “When your Mother’s Day isn’t the greatest …”