Shrimp Tacos (or: How to Spice Up a Mild Palate)

In this house, we like to joke that ketchup is a spice. Until no one’s laughing, and the children are gulping their glasses of milk like they’re going out of style. There’s a dominant palate in this house. One that firmly advocates a walk on the mild side. Seasoning is acceptable. Spice is not. So…

Before Baby Arrived: Sweet Dreams

When we bid to buy this house we now call home, we included a letter where we talked about how we looked forward to raising our future children in this place. Having three bedrooms gave us just enough for the future family we envisioned. It also worked out well when our oldest wanted to create…

Daily Gratitude

Optimism, greeting me at the steps to the office every morning: Proof positive that where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Before the snow flies…

On a windswept exploration with our son outside yesterday, we were treated to our yard and garden’s “last show” before winter starts making itself comfortable around here: One of the things I appreciate most about where we live is how there’s always something for Nature to show off, regardless of the time of year.