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
Recently I brought my daughter to a scrap-booking retreat with me. Normally these events are reserved for some "me" time, but my friend and I decided to bring our daughters with us. I kept trying to print ouy photos that week to have ready for her to scrap, but for some reason it failed over and over. So we were left to just bring the photos we already had in our box. The dilemma was … [Read more...] about Letting Go of Control
When I first heard about Facebook, I didn't understand what it was about. I only "joined" because I wanted to see my friend's profile and to do that you have to be a member. So began the whirlwind addiction. I guess I have been on FB since September of '08. When I first started looking around I saw many of my old high school friends had accounts and we became "friends". I noticed that some … [Read more...] about 200 + Friends??? Seriously???
Welcome to my website. I’m glad you’re here. I’ve been planning on getting this website up and running for a while, and I finally did it! Hooray, I certainly have more joy now! One more thing off my “to do” list. So, are you wondering… “What is this website about anyways?” Well, let me tell you. After being a stay-at-home mom for nearly 5 years, I realized it was time to shake things up a … [Read more...] about Welcome!
Recently a post was going around on Facebook about listing 25 random things about yourself. At first I thought it was a weird idea, but as I started listing my random facts, I enjoyed the task. So often I think moms forget who they are. It's hard to know what we like or who we are, yet we totally could easily list 25 things about our kids. Take a moment if you have not already listed your 25 … [Read more...] about Who am I?