I’m still spending more weekend time cooped up in the house than I want. So in the spirit of at-home anchor events, I did some culinary experimentation this past weekend.
First up, on Saturday afternoon: almond butter chocolate chip cookies. This was a random recipe I found in Martha Stewart Living (yes, I read and try recipes from Martha Stewart Living!).… read more »
The temperatures rose this weekend. On Sunday, the high was a balmy 44. So we loaded everyone up — all 6 of us! — and drove to Baltimore to meet our cousins and tour the National Aquarium.
It went remarkably well. The baby slept most of both ways in the car. Indeed, the 3-year-old may have screamed more than the baby did. Since Baltimore was digging ou… read more »
When people say they want to enjoy their weekends more, one of my first tips is to plan “anchor” events. These are 3-5 fun things that you will look forward to. Anticipation accounts for a major chunk of human happiness. When we anticipate a great dinner out on Saturday night, we experience some of the same pleasure that we will in the moment. Only it can last… read more »
We’re living through an Arctic blast here in Pennsylvania. The snow hasn’t been too intense this winter (unlike in Boston) but wow. This was a good weekend to be indoors. I’ve never had a baby in winter before. I can see upsides and downsides. The downside is that we are pretty much housebound. I can bundle him up, but even the minute it took to get him from t… read more »
One source of frustration at my house lately has been motivating the kids to do much. When we bring them somewhere (the Adventure Aquarium — see the jellyfish picture — or skiing, or swimming at the Y) they inevitably have a great time. But getting them out the door is painful. The 5-year-old in particular complains bitterly about it. There is som… read more »