Crafting with Kids – Tips to Hook them for Life

Crafts with Kids - Tips to Hook Them for Life ~ DakotaMidnyght.com

As you know, I’m a mom to two wonderful boys. And as you also probably know, I adore the sheer act of making. Sewing, embroidery, crocheting, jewelry-making, you name it (except knitting, ugh, never knitting)… Even before I had kids, I knew I’d want to share those skills with my… Continue reading »

Octopodes at Play

Octopodes at Play | DakotaMidnyght.com Two enthusiastic octopodes find a lady's trunk at the bottom of the ocean floor... what will they do?!

When this idea popped into my head, I pictured a flurry of items flung about by overly enthusiastic octopodes and raining down on the ocean floor,. (On a side note, apparently while “octopi” is extraordinarily popular, it’s not actually correct since it’s not Latin in origin. Octopuses is apparently the most correct form, but… Continue reading »

Running on Empty

I get overwhelmed easily, particularly when we’re in transition periods – like right now – between summer and the school year. Have you ever noticed that we don’t use “whelmed” as a middle stage between “overwhelmed” and “puttering along peacefully?” This despite the Middle English origins of “overwhelmed,” and whelmed looking like… Continue reading »

Marathon Paced

The title of this post is slightly misleading. I run like a turtle treading treacle. Surely it can’t be that bad, you think to yourself… to which I say, No, really, it’s that bad. I run 10:30 minute miles if I’m lucky… usually I clock around an 11:30 or 12 minute… Continue reading »