Author: roselounsbury

In most homes, getting ready for Santa means hanging stockings with care, leaving a plate of cookies and milk, and making sure you're not on the naughty list. In my home, there is a special addition to the Santa-prep ritual: donating. My children have known since...

"Mom! I'm out of comfy shorts!" "This is my last pair of underwear!" "My dinosaur pajamas are dirty!" These are my signals to do laundry. I've tried those systems where you pick one particular day to do all the laundry, but that's never really worked for me. (If it works...

"Um, aren't you forgetting something?" Megan asked as she picked me up for the airport. "What?" I asked. "Your luggage?" "All set," I said, patting my one backpack with confidence. Megan eyed my choice of luggage doubtfully, probably thinking she'd have to provide my toothpaste, shampoo and underwear for our...