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Finding Affordable Kid’s Clothes

The other day I ran over to Southlands, the outdoor mall not far from where I live, to stock up on some summer basics for my 4-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl. My husband recently suggested we make my boy’s winter pants into cutoffs, which gives you a sense of the desperation of the situation. And with the unseasonably warm spring, it was time…

When Moms Lose Their Cool

I recently saw a parent lose her cool at the playground at my daughter’s elementary school. A mom friend and I were letting the kids play and swing after school, and a woman picking up her children was apparently in a hurry to return home. “I’M STILL WORKING—I’M NOT HERE TO PLAY,” she screeched at her boy, who was making a break for…

Lauuuuundry Time

Ugh. Do we really have this much to do and fold? When my husband and I were just my husband and I, laundry didn’t take up much of my time or my thoughts. Sure, we had our share, but as people who worked in offices, we had quite a few items getting professionally cleaned by our dry cleaner, and for the most part it seemed that we managed to knock…

Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in the Snow

Enjoying Colorado’s snowy days Last winter, my husband and I were determined to go sledding with our kids (and we got the Snow Sliders—they’re great and affordable). This year, we’re taking them skiing in January for the first time (and hoping that Beaver Creek’s Ski School is the ticket to helping them enjoy themselves). What else is…