What is a Fire Baby?

My daughter is a Fire Baby. Anyone with a Fire Baby knows what I am talking about. But for those of you out there with mellow, perfect children, I am here to enlighten you. To give you a glimpse into my world. What exactly is a Fire Baby? Well, let's start by imagining a fire …

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Breakfast In Bed on a Rainy Saturday Morning, Taking the Edge off Our Week

I think many people will agree that this week has been challenging in some way or another. Stella woke up Tuesday morning not feeling well and complaining of earache.  We went to the doctor expecting one diagnosis and were unpleasantly surprised to find out that Stella did not have an ear infection, but strep throat!  …

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A Field Trip to the Seattle Pacific Science Center

Today, I went with Stella and her class on a field trip to the Seattle Pacific Science Center.  Since her class is learning about dinosaurs this week, the dino-exhibit was a nice supplement. This is also my first field trip as a mom/chaperone.  I have gone on field trips as a child, but this was …

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The Problem with Sleeping-In

The one benefit of winter is that it is dark in the mornings, which means we get to sleep in on Saturday.  Stella slept until 9:30 this morning - a blessing, since I rarely get to sleep-in.  We were then able to ease into the morning, drinking coffee, playing games, etc. There are a few …

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