January is here. How many of you are caught in the trap of thinking “what are my new year resolutions?” Only to find yourself disappointed or frustrated by the end of the month? I used to do that. However, now it’s just not an option. Do you realize it is in the 30’s here in Houston! I am so cold my toes are numb, the landscaping is frozen, the wind is howling, the trees are bare, everyone is … [Read more...] about New Years Resolutions? Nope, too cold!
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
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!
When I was a mom with young kids I remember different times when I thought "phew, we crossed the finish line!" Times like these: both kids finished with diapers! Both kids finished with naps! Both kids in full time school! Both kids sleeping in on the weekends! These are monumental times as a mom with young kids when you think, hooray I made it to the finish line. Lately though I started … [Read more...] about Forget about the finish line