Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #12

Hi, and welcome back to the Cafe! Let's Catch Up a Bit After a badly needed "vacation" for the first time in 8 years, I think I'm ready to get this blog to what it was before the pandemic started. Though, of course, I also plan on spending some of those school hours cleaning, running … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #12

The Lily Cafe Digest #24

Today is my daughter's Kindergarten orientation and Monday is the first day of school for both of my kids, so I figured that, even though my last break was just last month, I would take some much needed time for myself. No blogging and no kids for part of the day for 5 days. It … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #24

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #11

Hi, and welcome back to the Cafe! Two weeks off seemed like both a lot of time and not enough, but I've got a bunch of changes coming up that I'm excited for. At least, I think it'll better help me manage everything going on at home right now and into August when my kids … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #11

The Lily Cafe Digest #23

Looking back, it's been almost 3 months since my last Digest and blogging break. No wonder I'm feeling so exhausted. Or maybe it's because my kids are out of school for the summer (10 weeks of summer break for the older one, 11 weeks for the younger one). We're keeping them busy with an enriched … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #23

The Lily Cafe Digest #22

I'm not sure what's happened over the past few weeks, but somehow the below things posted. Just looking at some of them has me scratching my head a little because I think I went through the last few weeks in a complete haze. A complete haze in which all I saw and dreamed about were … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #22

The Lily Cafe Digest #21

A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking of changing my blog theme for, um, the (pick a number)th time. Which doesn't really impact much anyways since I think at least half of my views are through the Reader, but, just in case someone is actually at the site, things would have looked different. But, … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #21

The Lily Cafe Digest #20

And we made it through another year! I can't tell you just how ready I am for the next two weeks off. For me and for my kids. For two weeks, I get to just be mom instead of mom and teacher. Not that it'll actually take much of a load off my shoulders, but … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #20

The Lily Cafe Digest #19

I probably say this every time, but I really am looking forward to my blogging break next week! In my last Digest, I mentioned my kids had completed 3 weeks of school and I complained a bit about the online program our (former) district offered. We've now completed 12 weeks of school. It feels like … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #19

The Lily Cafe Digest #18

Every time I post one of these Digests, I just feel a huge sigh of relief. I adore everything about blogging, but taking a break just feels so nice! After the past few weeks my family has had, I definitely need some time to retreat from the Internet and curl up to stare at walls. … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #18

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #5

That was...a fast two weeks. At the start of my break, I thought I'd do a Google search for my blog. It's not something I do often, but, sometimes, I like to see what shows up. Good news, my blog was the first one that popped up for me. Interesting news, an actual place called … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #5