Recently I sacrificed a Saturday night with my family to attend a seminar on Raising Boys. I was so tired and it was an unusually packed weekend, so I really debated on whether or not I should actually go. Thankfully, I chose correctly and went. I learned a lot of things that night from the authors of the book Wild Things, The Art of Nurturing Boys, by Stephen James & David Thomas … [Read more...] about A Valuable Lesson
Recently I have seen some reruns of Ashton Kutcher's show, Punk'd. As you may already know, we are one of the dinosaur families without any kind of cable, so our late night TV is somewhat limited! Have you seen it? It's sort of like Candid Camera, but instead of something silly or funny, the show usually puts the celebrity in an awkward, slightly victim roll. I think Robert kind of enjoyed … [Read more...] about Don’t Get Punk’d
It’s all so relative, life… isn’t it? A week ago on Saturday we were all looking forward to school starting and having some space away from each other. Well, when I say “we”, I guess it was only me, who would admit it anyways. Now here we are the weekend AFTER school starts and you know what? It is so nice to be all together again. Funny. I wouldn’t have expected it. I guess after everyone … [Read more...] about Time Away Brings Time Together
We just returned from our summer vacation. It used to be that each summer our vacation time was spent visiting my family in the Chicago area. Although we loved our visits there, we decided 3 years ago it was time to start exploring the fifty nifty United States with the kids. So, we started a new summer tradition of seeing the states. Our first expedition was to Durango, CO via New Mexico. … [Read more...] about Traveling Light
Too busy, too busy, too busy! I am a fan of "abundance", but not in my schedule! I feel a bit overwhelmed with all that is going on the next 10 days. If you read my May Madness blog, you already know that my month of May is soooo crazy. As a mom of two school aged children it seems almost impossible in the month of May to keep my sanity. There are so many overlaps in schedules, activities, … [Read more...] about Forcing Balance!!!
Wow, how's that for a title? I was just thinking, do you know anyone who is always just filled with D.R.A.M.A.? You know, the kind of lady who enters every meeting or conversation with "You'll never believe what I've just been through...". I like to consider myself as having a very HIGH joy filter, and usually can find myself in the company of others who seek JOY vs. Stress. However, every now … [Read more...] about Maybe it’s YOU?!
My husband is an avid sports fan. Every year he gets so excited for March Madness. He loves the exciting schedule of college basketball and all of the chaos it brings on. Soon March ends and it's wonderful April (birthday fun) and then like a slap in the face comes the event that all moms dread! May Madness! May Madness is the month with chaos, overlapping schedules, overlapping sports … [Read more...] about May Madness – the new mommy sport!