The Nostalgia Diaries

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25 free activities to do outdoors with kids

<b>Kids can turn into pretty expensive hobbies.</b><p>People seem to schedule their children’s time minute by minute; from football classes to gymnastics …

Week 18: 7 Simple Ways to Fill Your Life With Wonder | Everyday Nostalgia

<b>My head is tilted back, mouth open wide in awe.</b> My four-year-old eyes fill with wonder as I watch tiny, reflective drops of light dance across our …

Week 17: The Empty Seat (A Story of Acceptance) | Everyday Nostalgia

It’s dinnertime, and my daughter Zoey and I go about our nightly routine.<p>Zoey sits at the kitchen table and studies this week’s spelling words as I …

Week 16: In Search of Spare Moments | Everyday Nostalgia

<i>I need an extra hour in my day. Maybe two. Actually, maybe 24. Imagine what I could do with a whole extra day….</i><p>These are the things I am thinking as …

Week 15: The Gift of a New Life | Everyday Nostalgia

The other morning I woke up coughing, a sharp pain in my right side taking my breath away. Although the cold came and went over a month before, a …

Week 14: Make Peace With Where You Are | Everyday Nostalgia

In a few days, I will have lived in my new place for a year. Some days, it feels like it’s only been a few months. But as I looked at my dusty …

Week 13: You Are Enough | Everyday Nostalgia

“Mommy, we say the word ‘love’ a lot, don’t we?”<p>My daughter Zoey is sitting on her bed, swinging her little legs back and forth, watching me as I …

Week 12: Finding Home | Everyday Nostalgia

My life tends to be a series of the same things: working, cooking, cleaning, hanging out with my daughter, blogging. You know—the usual “eat, sleep, …

Week 11: Hope for Our Future | Everyday Nostalgia

About a week or so ago, as my daughter Zoey and I were getting ready for the day, I flipped on the television. I had heard rumors of snow, and …

Week 10: Hope is Here | Everyday Nostalgia

As a child, I was never much of a collector. There were a few things like my Strawberry Shortcake figurines (that still smell 30 years later — talk …

Week 9: How to Bring Hope Back into Your Life | Everyday Nostalgia

The other day as I was doing a bit of early (well, <i>very</i> early) spring cleaning, I walked into my daughter Zoey’s room to put away some of her art …

Week 8: Hygge Around the Hearth | Everyday Nostalgia

A curious series of events happened as I began to research my final February post on warmth and nostalgia. I had decided it was going to be all about …

Week 7: Cook Up Some Comfort Food | Everyday Nostalgia

The other day as I was having a conversation with someone I had just met, and as all first conversations go, we were sharing pleasantries and asking …

Week 6: Spread Warmth | Everyday Nostalgia

The other night as my daughter Zoey showered (because, as she says, baths are <i>so</i> last year), I stood in the laundry room, surrounded by a pile of …

Week 5: Create a Warm, Happy Home | Everyday Nostalgia

<b>Let’s face it:</b> Unless you are fortunate to live along the California coast or somewhere south of, say, Las Vegas, February is <i>cold</i>.<p>And it’s not the …

Week 4: Choose Joy | Everyday Nostalgia

If you read last week’s Everyday Nostalgia post, Find Your Must, you might remember my daughter Zoey asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. My …

Week 3: Find Your Must | Everyday Nostalgia

<b>“What do you want to be when you grow up?”</b><p>I wonder if adults ask young children this common question because they want to be entertained a bit, …

Week 2: In With the Old | Everyday Nostalgia

Last Spring was a bit of a blur for me, but today, if I close my eyes and think about that time, I am transported back to a cold April day. It was a …

Week 1: New Beginnings | Everyday Nostalgia

The second weekend of November felt like an Indian summer here in Colorado. It was 68 degrees outside, but there I was, sitting inside, decorating …