Merry Christmas to All!

I hope all of you are snuggled up with someone you love! ​ ​

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The No Fail Gift Guide for a Potter-Obsessed Child

It is possible that my consummate, unadulterated, and downright child-like passion for all things Christmas and magical may be coming back to bite me. You see, I have a bit of a--let's say "feverish obsession" with convincing my kids of the existence of magic. As you may recall, I am a bit infatuated with Christmas and Santa Clause. In my house, Santa brings the presents on Christmas. He has magical elves who watch over my children all year and report to Santa on their behavior. Sometimes the elves leave letters for the kids, or inadvertently tip something over, leaving evidence that they've been there.

My New Year’s Resolutions

It's that time of year again! After a long holiday season of celebrations and indulging in way too much good food and libations, we take down the tree, pack up the decorations, and spend a week checking the dog's poop for that roll of tape we lost on Christmas Eve. Oh, and resolutions! I'm pretty … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolutions

The Princesses are Back!

Our princesses are back and up to their usual mischief! Looks like last night they were watching tv and sneaking some candy. Naughty girls!    https://nicoleroder.com/2014/12/01/the-princesses-are-coming-the-princesses-are-coming/

When Story-Writing Comes in Handy

  You know how sometimes you make up a small lie and justify it because it serves a good cause? This is not one of those times. Perhaps the cause was good, but the lie was definitely not small. This is a story about how I made up an entire Christmas legend out of whole … Continue reading When Story-Writing Comes in Handy

The Princesses Are Coming! The Princesses Are Coming!

Last year, right after Thanksgiving, I woke up early before the kids and found this ridiculous mess in my kitchen. I was suspicious, of course. Had the kids been up already? Sure enough, I could hear them moving around upstairs, so I went to the girls' room and asked them to explain the mess in … Continue reading The Princesses Are Coming! The Princesses Are Coming!

Sister Love

This really just happened. Emma and Sophia were playing in the basement when the swell of some sort of roar-scream hybrid came rushing up the stairs. Surely, someone had lost a toe or discovered a dead body in the bathroom. I went running to rescue my babies. No one had lost a toe. It was … Continue reading Sister Love

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