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Conquering those to-do lists

Okay, I know your children may do something other than dance, but since my world revolves around the dance school’s schedule, I’m going to refer to you that way. Feel free to swap out that for “soccer” or “karate” or “gymnastics” or whatever. But...

My Year of Leap

When it was almost 2018 and I looked at what I wanted to achieve in the coming year, I knew I needed my word for the year to be "leap." I'm sure it would have made more sense to do it on a leap year, but I'm not willing to wait that long. I was ready to tackle it this...

The Bathroom: FINISHED!

The bathroom is FINISHED! It's been a long process, and we've learned a ridiculous amount out of the process. I'm thankful that it's done, and that it looks even more beautiful than I could have imagined. Knowing we're not breathing in mold (or risking the...

Finish Strong

For families with kids in recitals, it's easy to be motivated to show up at classes the last weeks before the performance. We know just how important those final sessions are to feel totally comfortable in the dances. But for people like us, who go to...

Starting week seven

Today starts the seventh week of our bathroom project. And that doesn't count all the preliminary work of finding someone and choosing everything we'd put in there. It's the seventh week of: sharing one bathroom for the 5 of us all day Josh working in the...

Bathroom: update 2

Project day 29 (counting weekends because that's how long we've been looking at plastic sheeting instead of a bathroom). He finished tiling and grouting (? is that a word?) the shower. It was a bigger project than any of us anticipated: subway tiles are...

Difficult Lessons

Something I've always been weak in: humility. Something I got a big crash-course in this week: humility. This week the directors of our dance studio were gone on a much-needed vacation. I've been living vicariously through their trip thanks to Instagram....

Bathrooms: a warning

Dear Charla-in-2019, I know at this point the memories of the great Bathroom Renovation of 2018 will be a blur. You're remembering just how much fun it was pinning all the bathroom images and finding just the right look for your redesign. How delightful it...

Bathroom Renovation: Part 1

Sooooo.... We're getting a new bathroom. It's not really what I wanted right now. We thought it was a nice bathroom (minus the hideous very-1998 border that DEFINITELY was on its way out). The green countertops were very 1998 too, but at least they were in...

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