A Jolly Holiday with Kari

A Jolly Holiday with Kari 1

Believe it or not, there are cultural benefits to watching football with your husband. You might be watching a game while simultaneously working on your laptop, when suddenly an ad comes on during a commercial break announcing a favorite Broadway musical production is coming to a theater near you! With your laptop handy, you secure ...
Mom vs. Mud

Mom vs. Mud

Much of my role as a mother/homemaker is cleaning, and much of what I clean up is dirt in its various forms – one of which being mud. No matter how much I sweep, wipe, mop, dust and scrub there is always going to be more dirt/mud than I can ever keep up with. For ...
Formerly Family Fun

Formerly Family Fun 1

Getting your neighbor’s mail by accident can be intense. You open an envelope to find a bill with a horrific amount due to a company you don’t recognize and freak out. Then just before you’re about to engage in phone rage with a clueless customer service representative who speaks broken English, you notice it’s not ...
A Cowboy, a Captain and a Composer

A Cowboy, a Captain and a Composer

That title sounds like something Johnny Carson would say while holding an envelope to his head. Though the great Carnac the Magnificent would probably open the envelope and read something like “Madonna’s ‘To Do’ list,” the title is actually a wrap of my weekend. My husband hails from the town of Preston, Idaho whose claim ...
Apple Dunkling

Apple Dunkling

One of my neighbors is a big fan of my blog. He doesn’t like to admit it because he’s very quiet and shy, but mostly he’s just too proud to admit that he follows a blog written by a girl. During church choir practice one day he sat down next to Jason and asked, “Do ...