Blog Swimming Lessons – sometimes being a good parent really sucks –

Swimming Lessons – sometimes being a good parent really sucks –

Safety is Not Negotiable This week we start our second round of ISR swimming lessons (if you don’t know what it is, look here). Last summer we did six weeks of lessons to learn to float and today we started again. I am getting my twins up 2 hours early, driving 40 minutes, and then …

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Blog Change a Light Fixture yourself. You can do it. Don’t live with that light you hate.

Change a Light Fixture yourself. You can do it. Don’t live with that light you hate.

You don’t have to live with a light you hate After 2 years of living in our new house I finally was fed up with the giant ugly chandelier that hung in the dining room. We dithered around making a decision on replacing it because we couldn’t agree on how we are going to use …

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Blog I Surrender – How I QUIT Potty Training My Twins

I Surrender – How I QUIT Potty Training My Twins

Overthrowing the diaper industrial complex one long day at a time. We are-in-it-to-win-it. We decided to potty train our 21 month old twins because both boys seemed ready – talking about it when they peed and pooped, staying dry through nap, a couple potty runs, being aware of it when they peed on the floor …

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Blog Lowery’s Deadrise – Part 1

Lowery’s Deadrise – Part 1

What is a Deadrise, anyway?  Click here to find out. Fort Birthday is hosting this lovely photography blog by fine art photographer Ned Egan. You can see some of this other work here. http://fortbirthday.com/category/lowerys-deadrise/

Blog Full Moon Babies Part 2 – Another lucky full moon

Full Moon Babies Part 2 – Another lucky full moon

TWINS: Double the trouble, Double the love. A million platitudes are out there for the pregnant mom of twins. My favorite was, “It must be TWINS.” when people ogled my giant belly. And honestly, it’s good practice for the flood of ridiculous things people say to the parents of twins (but that’s another post – …

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Blog Fixing Holes – Nap Time DIY

Fixing Holes – Nap Time DIY

Getting work done during Nap Time Skip down to the second heading to get right to the HOW-TO Finding time to DIY when you have toddlers is tricky. My day gets divided up into four types of time. 1)before boys wake up – ugh, don’t even talk to me I’m not getting anything done except …

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Blog Full Moon Baby Part 1

Full Moon Baby Part 1

Blood red moon We drove due East from the airport toward our home town. I thought I was miscarrying at 12 weeks and we were heading to the hospital to confirm it. We watched this enormous blood-red full moon rising on a night of a full lunar eclipse and we tried not to talk about …

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Lowery's Deadrise About a Boat

About a Boat

                  Doug Lowery getting the measurements in the construction effort of Frame # 3 I am always in search of a project. I was asked by Bob Porter at le Hatchery in Easton, Maryland to call a man about a wood boat with few other details. Bob …

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Blog Coming Soon – Lowery’s Deadrise – a guest photographer blogging about the building of a Traditional Wooden Chesapeake Bay Deadrise

Coming Soon – Lowery’s Deadrise – a guest photographer blogging about the building of a Traditional Wooden Chesapeake Bay Deadrise

Before having twins at 40 I spent from 2007-2015 renovating and rebuilding a 200 year old farm house. I found a passion in woodworking that I never imagined when I practiced law 15 years ago. It was a joy working on a house that used many hand-built details from the heart of pine floors (leveled …

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