Author Archives: Giggles

Popcorn on the Christmas Tree

Categories: Family, Folks, Happy Things

Picture it: Christmas 1977. It’s my parents’ first Christmas. They have decorated their tree with origami ornaments they made from wrapping paper and are trying to string popcorn to wrap around it. It isn’t working well. The popcorn keeps cracking … Keep reading

A Hebrew Alphabet Quiet Book

Categories: Books, Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

Probably some time in 2011 or so I got it in my head that it would be fun to make Brett a quiet book for the Hebrew Alphabet and started working out the ideas for it. Around 2014 or so I actually started buying materials for it but didn’t make much progress on the actual sewing of it. Earlier this year I decided I was tired of moving all the supplies around and I was just going to actually do it. So I did. Keep reading

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Categories: Education, Family, Happy Things, With the Kiddos

We went to the Children’s Museum Tucson for the first time on December 18, 2015. We tried it out on a Saturday when Brett could come with me and all three kids so we could see if it was something we would want a membership to and something I could do regularly with the kids on my own. Iddo was 2.5-years-old. Shimri and Shimei were 7 months old. We had a lot of fun and decided to get a membership. … I never would’ve imagined this would be the outcome when we first started going to the children’s museum. It’s been worth so much more than the price of the membership. Our kids have learned about science, art, safety, the world around them, work, and especially love. Keep reading

Talent Show!

Categories: Family, Food, Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

This year I am sharing my talent for Momming (see the time-lapse video), following recipes, and starting projects (still working on developing the talent for finishing them). Keep reading

Me, the Runner, Part 5: Running With Dad

Categories: Exercise, Family, Remembers

You might have noticed a theme as you’ve been reading through these. My dad has been an integral part of my running story from the very beginning. And he was always there at the end of the run or the end of the race for me. … And now the rest of the story. … Keep reading

Me, the Runner, Part 4: Marriage and Children

Categories: Exercise, Family, Remembers

A run the morning I got married. My third marathon. Several 5ks. Two 10Ks. Two half-marathons. Some virtual races. Lots of fun runs. Running with my dad. Running with my husband. Running with my kids and passing it on. Keep reading

Me, the Runner, Part 3: College and Beyond

Categories: Exercise, Family, Remembers

Running during my single years. Several 5Ks. Two marathons with my dad. A 10K. A trail run. And the start of a running tradition. Keep reading