4 Reasons Why I Mow

By |June 30th, 2016|

I am usually the person who mows our grass and I actually really enjoy it.  Okay, of course it has it’s downsides… smelling like gas when I spill it all […]

Splash Pad Please!

By |June 30th, 2016|

I felt determined to get out of the house this morning with both kids in good moods.  I didn’t want a repeat of yesterday so I decided to not even […]

Reality Check

By |June 29th, 2016|

It’s 8:32am now and the day has started with a bang.
The husband snuck off to work around 6:30am, and I happily slept until 7:15. When the creatures started stirring, I […]

The Shirt and My Worry

By |June 27th, 2016|

My daughter was beyond excited to color her very own Star Wars shirt.
We found it at a local craft store and it was a perfect match.  She loves doing crafts and […]

To the lady who bagged my groceries

By |June 26th, 2016|

I cannot understand for the life of me why you get so angry when my reusable bags show up. The first time you gave me attitude and threw my reusable […]

Road Trip- 2 year old style

By |June 24th, 2016|

A 5 hour car trip told through the eyes (and mind) of my 2 year old

Hour 1-
This is great!! I get to watch tv, play with my magnetic sketch-board, eat […]

Minute for Myself

By |June 23rd, 2016|

I’m not the best at taking time for myself. I used to be super good at it; that was before 2 kids, 1 dog, 1 husband, and 1 never ending […]

Safety Town for the Win!

By |June 22nd, 2016|

My daughter just completed a week at a local safety town and I have to tell you it’s the best thing I could have signed her up for!! Not only […]

Nap time for Momma

By |June 21st, 2016|

Today was a gold letter day… Momma got a nap!!! I seriously feel like a new woman and I might have grown an inch or so too. All it took […]

You Can’t Lick People at Work

By |June 20th, 2016|

Tonight we took the daughter to a Cubs game with the husband’s work. She’s one lucky lady to get to sit in the corporate box and watch the Cubs in […]

Sidewalk Chalk Dilemma

By |June 16th, 2016|

I will be the first to admit that I cannot stand sidewalk chalk.  I think the only things I despise more than sidewalk chalk are sandboxes and glitter.  I get […]

Daughter’s Hair Drama

By |June 15th, 2016|

Hair.  It’s one thing we all have (well most of us).  I have thick, curly hair that from time to time I will straighten.  My daughter did not inherit my […]

Recipe Review for Spaghetti Squash

By |June 14th, 2016|

Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese
So the husband and I need to start eating better and I need to get out of my cooking rut, aka I make […]

Hello Water Table!

By |June 13th, 2016|

I was a little nervous about how I would entertain my two very different kids this summer.  My 5 ½ year old is all about “adventure” and keeping active, where […]

Enough With The “Perfect Mom” Pressure

By |June 11th, 2016|

I have been having a hard time lately with the idea that we need to be the “perfect mom.”
Honestly, I’ve had enough with the “perfect mom” routine.  It’s great for […]

My Zoo & the Heartbreak

By |June 9th, 2016|

I have had a hard time thinking about what all went down at my home zoo the other weekend.  I think I’ve had an even harder time seeing what everyone […]

Oh Genetics…

By |June 8th, 2016|

I’m not flexible at all.  When I was in 3rd grade I remember my gym teacher telling me his grandma had a better sit and reach than I did.  (Slightly […]

Attention Seeking Daughter

By |June 7th, 2016|

I feel like haven’t been the best mom lately.  I’ve been having a hard time with my 5 1/2 year-old and I know part of the problem lies with me […]

Great Day Gone Wrong

By |June 6th, 2016|

Have you ever had a day start out great and then slowly spiral out of control?  In a nutshell, that was my day and I’m trying to turn it around, […]

Emergency Survival Supplies Prize

By |June 5th, 2016|

Anyone who knows me must know how excited I am about what my daughter won at an event today.  We were at a local airshow and she saw a nearby […]

We Built a Cabinet and DIDN’T Fight!

By |June 4th, 2016|

What?!  Did you just read the title of this blog?  Yes, my husband and I actually built a piece of furniture (a cabinet for the laundry room) together and we […]

My Dad is a Bad Influence on Me

By |June 2nd, 2016|

I’ve officially decided my dad has become a bad influence on me. Those of you who knew me growing up are all probably rubbing your heads in disbelief. How is […]

We Survived the Amusement Park

By |June 1st, 2016|

We survived a day at the amusement park!!  I consider this a true victory.  The day was not free of hiccups, but all in all it was a fantastic day.

Making […]