The Daily B

Living by the seat of my pants since 2007

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March 24, 2017

a vegetable garden in the desert

  It's taken a few years of getting used to the climate, but we're finally feeling brave enough to try growing our own veggies. While many parts of the country are winding down their gardening season, ours is ramping up. High temps are dipping below 100...

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March 24, 2017

this week, a taste of forever

B just sneaked into the pantry, reached behind the jars of pasta and spices and emerged with the TV remote control. I flash her a sly grin that says, I see you. I know who you are, big sister, outsmarting your little brother. I did those...

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March 24, 2017

a few thoughts on burying your goldfish

There are parenting moments you prepare for. You read books, talk with other parents, research and form opinions. Breastfeeding. Potty training. Screen time. Discipline. Helicopter vs. free-range. Even before you hold your first child, you think about these things. Then, there are other moments also common...

March 24, 2017

the best kind of chain letter {blog train}

Last Monday, the lovely and talented Sarah Buttenwieser of Standing in the Shadows posted about a blog train, which she hopped on via Cleaver Magazine. She invited me to hitch a ride.The rules of the blog train are simple: on Monday, last week’s riders ...

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March 24, 2017

peach pickers

The tradition: The day after school lets out we make a trip to the peach orchard. This year, I underestimated the kids' reach and ability to pick peaches quickly. The result? In less than 30 minutes, they'd picked 29 pounds. We have a lot of work ahead...