waffles and snow

Our early dismissal Thursday led us straight outdoors. We built our sled runs, careful not to trudge back up the hill on our slick … [Read more...]

Busy, busy bodies

Today was day four of preschool for Mommy and Aedan, and I feel like I might be getting the hang of things. I have twelve three-year … [Read more...]

Bacon for Breakfast

Joel was invited (on Friday) to eat breakfast with President Obama yesterday (Tuesday).  His name and business were chosen because of their … [Read more...]

Protected: jack

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Sorry, but this post is password protected.  It contains several beautiful photos of my sister Amy.  Maybe someday she will let me post my … [Read more...]

Unlikely pets

Late last summer, we were smitten by a praying mantis that feasted on the monarchs and other insects in our front perennial bed.  We … [Read more...]


I'm no Ansel Adams...but I this scene caught my eye when it snowed last week.  (was it last week?  two weeks ago?  what happened to … [Read more...]

Treasure Hunting

Do you ever get those spam emails, where someone rich has died and left all of their money to you, and all they need is your bank account … [Read more...]

New Blog

Eeek!  This is my new blog and website! I  bought the domain for thegingerbreadmom.com two years ago, when Emma's three-year-old … [Read more...]

Economics According to Emma

Emma tore a perfume sample out of a Younkers ad a few weeks ago, and asked me to smell.  "Do you love it?"  she asked. "Ummm....That does … [Read more...]