Unharried holidays

I used to run myself ragged making everything perfect for every holiday. Like many women I had kids and then became determined to give them the same specialness that I had experienced as a child. Of course, the… Read More

Happy Easter (musings on living in a great community)

It’s a long weekend here in the Great White North and while I get both Friday and Monday off, Mr. Tucker works for an American company so he’s working both days. It’s interesting to have a family who… Read More

Do a different Christmas exchange

Look at this haul! It’s December and that means I am upping my coziness game times a bajillion. Around here in Casa del Bungalowville it’s been all about hot pots of tea and books in front of the… Read More

Managing the holiday season sanely

It’s hereeeeeeee… I have lapsed a bit on blogging due to a hectic week. I had my ankle screws out yesterday and it is a lot more painful than the original surgery was, work is super busy, and… Read More

A tale of three Halloween choices

This is Halloween, this is Halloween! One interesting thing about living in the social media age is you get a window into other people’s choices. I am always particularly fascinated to see the way people entertain themselves because… Read More

Getting Hygge with it

It’s so cold in this country Every road home is long … It’s so cold in this country You can never get warm – The North by Stars We’ve been pretty lucky (but not, like, in the global… Read More

Transitioning back into a two-job family

Well that was surprising – they offered me the job. Of course, I have yet to sign the piece of paper so until I do I will be wary but barring any HR issues, I will be heading… Read More

Happy Halloween, here comes the dark

The eldest’s vampire pumpkin in action So yesterday was Halloween. As parents, Mr. Tucker and I put a LOT of effort into making holidays special for the kids. Since we also don’t want to spend a lot of… Read More

Lessons learned & a little life update after a crazy month

Sure, it’s pretty but it also means winter isn’t far behind… Well I haven’t written anything over the past 30 days mostly because I was busy just surviving. It’s been a heck of a merry-go-round here in Bungalowville… Read More