by Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Don’t you love a good treasure hunt? My tween daughter wanted a detective party for her birthday last year, so my husband planned the treasure hunt to end all birthday party treasure hunts. It was incredible. The clues were crazy hard, but the girls embraced the challenge and finally deciphered them all by … Continue reading In Search of Treasure
Maaaaaaaama! Can you help me? Can you fix this? Find that? Look at this? Open that? Change this? Mama, I need you! If you’re a parent, you get it. You know what it’s like to repeatedly change your agenda because someone needs you. You know the reality of days spent helping. It’s what we parents do. … Continue reading Help!
Things are changing around here. It’s a highlight of every year for me, the writing conference I attended a few weeks ago. I love the drive into the Blue Ridge Mountains. I love the conference center’s picturesque setting. I love connecting with old friends and making new ones. I love learning tools of the trade … Continue reading Things are Changing Around Here
“Look at this picture I drew, Mommy.” I turned my attention to my preschooler’s stick-figure drawing. She explained, “This kid is all alone because his door was open and he fell out of the car.” (In case you're wondering, that has never happened to her, or to anyone else we know.) As I looked at … Continue reading What I Learned from the Kid who Fell Out of the Car
Have you ever won the lottery? No? Well, don’t feel bad – I haven’t either. (Of course, I hear you have to play to have a chance at winning, so maybe that has something to do with it.) How about being chosen in a drawing, like at the Home and Garden’s Expo? You just fill … Continue reading The Prize
Does the day ahead ever look daunting? Do you see it looming mountainous in front of you, and just want to pull the covers back over your head? Sometimes I'm just tired. Other times, the memories of yesterday shake any courage I might have had for today. Still other mornings, I know that today holds … Continue reading When the Day Looks Daunting