Brooks

By |September 19th, 2016|

Over the years I’ve learned to “trust my gut.”  I feel like I usually have a very good intuition about things (hence my crazy type A personality), and recently I […]

10 Tips to NOT Ruin Your Toddler’s Day

By |September 14th, 2016|

Ever notice your little person finds ways to turn a perfectly nice day into their “worst day ever”?!  (If they only knew!!). Well, lately my little man has been losing […]

Car Picnic?

By |September 13th, 2016|

I am trying to adjust to our new school year schedule.  The toddler has preschool Tuesday and Thursday mornings which means I have 2 hours of alone time with my […]

No Tooth Fairy

By |September 12th, 2016|

The daughter has lost 4 teeth now.  Her first two teeth it was the usual Tooth Fairy drill; we put the tooth under her pillow, the Tooth Fairy came, and […]

Tip of the Day: Take a Walk

By |September 9th, 2016|

Quick tip of the day: Take a walk with the kiddos and enjoy the outdoors.

Easy, I know!!  The kids were treated to donuts this morning, so in an effort to […]

Preschool Round Two

By |September 8th, 2016|

Turns out the second time around is easier when it comes to preschool drop-off.  Maybe it’s because I’m now a “seasoned” mom or maybe it’s because my second kid wasn’t […]

Her New Shoes

By |September 6th, 2016|

The daughter was in desperate need of a new pair of gym shoes.  Not only have her feet grown over the summer, but she also only really wears gym shoes […]

Teaching Loss is Hard

By |September 1st, 2016|

My daughter has been to a few funerals in her life, but she was always too young to understand.  I still remember the first time I had to explain death […]

Homework is gonna be rough!!

By |August 30th, 2016|

My oldest is just now in half day Kindergarten; she’s been in preschool for the past 3 years so we are no strangers to school.  She has had homework in […]

Darn Skunk

By |August 29th, 2016|

Turns out sniffing the butt of a skunk is a bad idea.  Yep, our boxer must have thought he was a small, black and white dog, so why not greet […]

Sushi with kids?!

By |August 25th, 2016|

Today is like my Saturday, and it’s only Thursday!!  Yay!  The husband took off work for the rest of the week and short of being on a beach somewhere with […]

Dear Pediatrician

By |August 24th, 2016|

Dear Pediatrician,

There is a reason I come to you.  I enjoy your honesty and candid demeanor when it comes to discussing my children and their development.  I appreciate you not […]

Kindergarten Thoughtfulness

By |August 23rd, 2016|

The daughter had her first day of Kindergarten last Wednesay and I’m learning I will not always know what has happened at school.

When she got home from the first day, […]

I’ll Take It

By |August 22nd, 2016|

I think we all have times when we fantasize about living somewhere else, near a beach perhaps.  I know I find myself wondering from time to time if we will […]

2 Things to Help you Succeed in Life

By |August 21st, 2016|

2 things to help you succeed in life:

1) Don’t shop at Costco on a Sunday afternoon.  It’s not worth the stress!!

2)  Don’t shop at Costco hungry and with hungry kids. […]

Dinner Drama

By |August 20th, 2016|

Oh dinner at my house these days is NOT fun. Seriously, these kids are driving us crazy at the dinner table.  Tonight might have been the worst!

I made a Blue […]

Why All Moms Should Be Etsy Obsessed

By |August 19th, 2016|

I love getting gifts for friends and family through Etsy.
Even better, I love getting the kitschy, can’t find these just anywhere kind of gifts.  I might have a (sometimes) crafty […]

The Kissing Hand

By |August 17th, 2016|

While I was worrying about how I would get the daughter to get on the bus (hopefully without tears), a friend told me a great idea.

She reminded me of the […]

The Night Before Kindergarten

By |August 16th, 2016|

I’ve been holding back tears all day.  When we went to the new elementary school I choked up halfway there.  When we excitedly introduced her to her teacher, I was […]

Parent Orientation

By |August 15th, 2016|

Tonight was our first (of many) parent orientations at a new elementary school.  I thought I was ready for the daughter to head off to kindergarten, but now I’m not […]

Paying for a fun weekend

By |August 15th, 2016|

We had a fantastic weekend spent in Ohio with a lot of family.  The kids got to see all of their cousins at once, ride rides at Kings Island, celebrate […]

Words to Live By

By |August 14th, 2016|

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Why we have Aunts

By |August 13th, 2016|

Aunts have a very important role in raising children.  It takes a village you know!!

Aunts are around to teach kids important life lessons like how to take selfies and how […]

Darn Water Bottle

By |August 9th, 2016|

Well, it just can’t seem to be avoided; the dreaded mid-day meltdown.  I really thought we were in the clear today.  The daughter had a great morning at a splash […]

Stress is a B*tch

By |August 9th, 2016|

I do not handle stress well.  Like, I’m actually terrible under stress.  I wish I was the girl who stopped eating and worked out when she got stressed out, but […]