View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) Someone grabbed some “sunscreen” on the way out the door and applied it and fell asleep on the beach in the hot sun and is in a world of pain for the next couple of days. 😬 Yes, she chose to wear a power suit and heels to her elementary school graduation. And yes, she decided to play on the swingset one last time before we . . .
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Multiple-mimosa brunch with some of my favorites. Missed opportunity that none of us made a peace sign. I blame the mimosas. Our rental car got canceled for our whole trip (thanks @hertz!). We’ll make the best of it, we said. We’ll walk, we said! Cut to us getting caught in a massive thunderstorm 20 minutes from where we’re staying. We are now drowned rats with no car. First post-pandemic vacation without the kids is going great, thanks for asking! Doing another @homeexchangecom this . . .
Note: I discovered this forgiveness protocol from an online comment from Kaitlin Curtice. I think it’s a really good process for working through apologies and making amends when we’ve harmed others. The author has made it public domain and asked people to share it widely, so I’m posting it here in the hopes it helps you as well. The Forgiveness Protocol by Judith Eve Lipton M.D. for Psychology Today Say you are sorry. Make an inventory of how your behavior might have hurt or harmed . . .
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) Today’s remote school location is *chef’s kiss* Getting our zen on in Muir Woods We are doing remote school and work this week via HomeExchange - we are . . .
Touristing When you bought the citypass but they just want to skate under a bridge ... With three in high school next year I guess college tours are a part of our travel plans now. We tour City College SF and Berkeley today. They are both a ways outside of my “two hour radius from home” rule for college but I’m starting to get the feeling they are going to ignore me on that one. A mom can try ... It's launch day for my dear friend @jenhatmaker’s book Simple and Free. This book was . . .
We’ve decided to do more exploring of LA as we wait this pandemic out. (We have nothing else to do!) Last night we explored Echo Park ... we did a food crawl (empanadas and taco trucks and farmers market snacks and açaí bowls and cinnamon buns) and we wandered into book stores and sneaker shops and cursed our luck at the thrift store closing just as we arrived. Then we hit up this little spot across town for the ‘gram. What neighborhood should we explore next? View . . .
Hone and happy with the smell of beach bonfire in our hair. Making the most of warm winter days View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) Almost a year into learning to do everyone’s hair in this house, including my own very white roots, and my bathroom looks like I am ready to open a salon. View this post on . . .
Marker earrings are this season’s hottest dual-purpose accessory. @indiahowerton Free this weekend HMU Rioters attempting to overthrow our democracy have breached the capital & are roaming the halls and in the galley, and they are not being arrested. They are being treated like children on a school field trip. They are taking photos and wandering around. They are standing at the podium as police just stand there. Meanwhile my kids and I were met with riot gear at a . . .
One recent Thursday, I sent my 14- and 15-year-old boys off to the skate park near our house. I’m a parent who values a childhood lived outdoors. To that end, I’ve been a fairly free-range mom with my four kids, but as they left for the park, I gave them a warning that still feels foreign, even eight months into this pandemic. “Leave your masks on!” They both gave a nod of agreement and were off. In the beforetime, rather than a mask reminder, I would have told them when I expected them home, . . .
Happy 16th to my tall, talented, kind, hilarious, loyal, empathetic, athletic, sarcastic, and adventurous son. @jaftahowerton you have weathered the storms of a hard year with humor and hard work (and a killer GPA !) You are an amazing big brother and friend and you are so loved. I am so proud of the young man you are becoming and can’t wait to see what the future holds. View this post on Instagram A post shared by . . .