School lunch system


Food

Confession: If there is one thing that tries my soul, it is thinking of enough ideas for my children’s packed lunches during the school year. Ideally, I would move toward turning that responsibility over to them. But it has been hard for me to figure out how to do so while a) monitoring what they pack, b) getting […]

September 28, 2017

Our favorite pizza


Food

Confession: We always have pizza on Saturday nights, unless we are away from home. It’s a tradition I grew up with in my family, and now my children count on it. The soft and delicious crust is a recipe passed down to me by my mom. Pizza Dough 1 scant Tbsp. yeast 1 Tbsp. sugar […]

September 2, 2017

Whole Wheat Honey Bread


Food

Hi there, dears! I hope your holidays were as delightful as mine! ***** Confession: I thought I’d never try a how-to video again, but I did. My sis-in-law was asking for a tutorial post on bread-making and I said—“Oh my. You just have to be there.” So I created a movie for her, in lieu […]

January 6, 2015

Seven homemade gifts for Christmas


Celebrations

Oh me, oh my! Our homemade gift exchange brought out some delightful creativity in the family. We had homemade log cabins and furnished doll houses for little girls, wood-framed Lego baseplates for boys, gift baskets of treats, personalized T-shirts, denim blankets, wooden shelves, pretty scarves, knitted slippers, and more… Here are a few our little […]

November 15, 2014

Last year: a homemade Christmas


Celebrations

Confession: I have trouble talking publicly about Christmas until there’s snow on the ground. This is unfortunate, and unlike my smart friend Gina, who has been doing a Christmas Countdown for weeks already. But yesterday, the magic came… and oh, does it look pretty as it falls! As our extended family gets bigger, the Coblentz […]

November 14, 2014