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Don’t Miss The Unbelievables Christmas Extragavanza at the Eldorado Through Dec. 31!

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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is going to holiday shows, and the Eldorado never fails to offer a fabulous holiday show. This year’s show, The Unbelievables Christmas Extravaganza, not only lived up to their reputation, but it is a completely unique show that is great for …

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Home, Home on the Range

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I met my husband Mike when we were both 18 and just starting our adult lives.  He grew up riding horses, cattle ranching, and building barns with his family. All of this was a very different childhood experience from the one I had, where the closest I came to a country lifestyle was …

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Just Call me the Scheduling Queen

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I have succumbed to the mercy of my calendar.  And not just any calendar, but ALL calendars. Being organized is a skill that becomes more and more imperative as I grow older and my family becomes more needy (ahem…involved). I truly feel that most days, I am the master scheduler …

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The Seasons of Motherhood

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Lately I’ve been feeling more acutely the seasons of motherhood.  It’s incredibly cliché to say, “Oh enjoy this season, it goes so fast.” In fact, when other people (usually elderly women) said that to me when I had newborns, I shifted between feelings of, ‘yes, it’s amazing,’ to feelings of, …

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Nature Deficit Disorder and Raising a Generation to Love the Outdoors

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Nature deficit disorder is a term from Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” describing child behavioral problems when alienated from nature. This is a growing body of research that directly links our association with nature to our health and well-being. For example, children who are frequently outdoors are …

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