Tag: Kids

Put Something Silly in the World

Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-grumble song, Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance ‘Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain’t been there before. – Shel Silverstein …

EverWonder Children’s Museum, Monsters and Robots

The first couple of years with a baby can often translate into less time and even lesser inclination for long-distance travel. Some people will forge on, undeterred by sleepless nights but that’s not who I am. I like …

Thoughts on Boredom and Walking

New England weather doesn’t always lend itself to outdoor activities. We had the Polar Vortex, the school-is-delayed-due-to-icing mornings, the rattle-your-windows kind of a windy day, and more. So however idyllic it may sound, “go outside and play” doesn’t …

The Year in Passing

I read somewhere that “while children deepen your emotional life, they shrink your outer world to the size of a teacup, at least for a while.” I couldn’t help but nod in agreement, while adding, “more like the …

Holiday Traditions – Some Old, Some New

How long do we have to do something until it becomes a tradition? I would say it’s more about the feeling than the duration. And like everything else in life, traditions should adapt to the changing times. I …

Three Funny Things. Okay, Maybe Just Two.

What is a pronoun? It is a noun that has lost its amateur status. These two lines cracked my 6 year old up. He was reading Calvin and Hobbes. When he narrated the joke to me, I was …

Slow Summer

I began the day by reading this delightful article On Eating Alone in Paris. There’s something so self-affirming about being alone and not feeling lonely. It’s like telling yourself, “Hey girl, I like spending time with you!” As …

The World is Getting Better

There is no magic number when it comes to having kids. One is good. So is two. As is zero. We recently went from one to two kids. So far, it’s been a learning experience in sharing our …

Ridgefield Holiday Stroll 2017

If you had a list of New England town must-haves, three-century-old Ridgefield in Connecticut would tick every box. Located on the western fringe of Fairfield County, it’s the right amount of small. It’s upscale but not pretentious, has …

Hot Chocolate and Old Books in Kent

Have you ever bought a book because you liked how it smelled? Well, I just did. This is how it all began. We were in Kent, a town in Connecticut’s  Litchfield County, often described as “quaint.” For the …