1. why sometimes you should say yes when you want to say no

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    February 4, 2016 by Ellen V

    It seems like the thing now is to learn how to say “no.” I’m all about protecting my time and resources and …
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  2. how a snowstorm in the mid-atlantic is different than a snowstorm in the midwest

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    January 23, 2016 by Ellen V

    Okay, so we’ve seen a handful of snowfalls now in Virginia, and let’s be real clear: snow is snow. It’s …
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  3. why i refuse to take all the blame (or all the credit)

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    January 17, 2016 by Ellen V

    A friend posted something on Facebook the other day… something about how we create picky eaters, kids are simply not …
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  4. a long winter

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    January 12, 2016 by Ellen V

    It’s mid-January. It’s cold, even in Virginia. It feels endless. At school, at home. Like we might never play outside …
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  5. 2016: beginning again

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    January 9, 2016 by Ellen V

    Our New Year’s plans were a little derailed this year, obviously, so we’re having a do-over tonight. It’s a good …
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  6. five days later

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    January 3, 2016 by Ellen V

    Ugh, shame on me for bragging how awesome the V Family travels. Shortly after I wrote my last post, Eric’s …
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  7. road trip pros

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    December 28, 2015 by Ellen V

    I’m ready to claim professional status as a road tripper. This our third major road trip in the last year. …
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  8. beautiful Christmas moments

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    December 27, 2015 by Ellen V

    We hate living so far from family, but we love the extended trips our current jobs allow. This week in …
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  9. we love christmas birthdays!

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    December 16, 2015 by Ellen V

    I’ve written about this before, but we’re back in the most wonderful time of year. Especially for Jane. My little …
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  10. week 18

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    December 15, 2015 by Ellen V

    I’m going to try to stop apologizing for my long absences, okay? It’s just life right now. It’s exam week …
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