The tiny bathroom downstairs was definitely a perk when we moved into our current home, after making do with just one bathroom in our old house. It really wasn’t much of a bathroom at all, though–just a toilet tucked into a sloped-ceiling closet beneath the stairs. It was dark, it was dingy, it had no sink. […]
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DIY Halloween costumes have become a tradition in our house, not only for cost-saving reasons, but also because my boys sometimes have unique ideas that the Halloween aisles can’t accommodate. With seven years of parenting behind me, and almost as much time blogging, I’ve written quite a bit about costumes and pretend play. So, I thought I’d […]
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Freedom from Want

In 1943, Norman Rockwell created a series of oil paintings called Four Freedoms, inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address outlining four universal human rights that all countries must protect. Freedom from Want depicts a family sitting down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal. In that moment, the family wants for nothing. They look happy and healthy, […]
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