As I sit here listening/watching Trolls for the millionth time with my entranced toddler, repeatedly interrupted by my 6 year old who updates me on her art projects every two minutes, I can’t help but think about how lucky I am. I’m not going to lie, I was somewhat dreading this summer. School break for… Continue reading Summer with the Kids
After an exhausting week running the girls all over, my husband arrived home yesterday from his IT conference in Orlando and boy, was I ever glad to see him! I don’t think the girls ask too much,but being the only parent that is available to do ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING really does catch up to you… Continue reading Dad’s Day Celebration
I was one of the first of my friends to have children. People would ask me what to expect, I would laugh at them. You don’t prepare for motherhood, you survive. Those who have been through it know, yes, you love your kids. Do you want to knock their heads together sometimes? Yep. Do you… Continue reading How to Survive Motherhood and Try Out Dinner Recipes
You guys, I'm cold. Like, really cold. Like, can't feel my toes, wake up in the middle of the night because my nose is freezing and if I stuff it under the comforter I'll suffocate but I still consider doing it, cold. Our town in Ohio (and let's be honest, most of the midwest, or… Continue reading Baby it’s a Freaking Tundra Outside!
Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year holiday is quickly approaching. I sit here in my snuggly warm, new Ugg robe (a perfect gift from my fabulous husband) and contemplate why we look forward to these moments for so long and why, so often, they fall short of our expectations. Ever since I… Continue reading Checking Off the Christmas List…
I am a busy person. I am a mom. I juggle doctor’s appointments, sports’ practices, religion classes, school events. I am a wife. I juggle my husband’s sometimes unpredictable schedule and date nights that oftentimes take a back seat to seemingly more urgent needs, like sick kids, work, and cleaning. I am a teacher. I… Continue reading Learning to Say No
Whenever my husband suggests a night out without the girls, I simultaneously jump at the offer all the while internally groaning. It’s not that I don’t want quality time sans kids, it’s that I know we will be out late, the girls will inevitably wake up earlier the next morning and then I will spend… Continue reading Day Date?!?
Tomorrow begins another work week, and the whirlwind of the previous 48 hours that made up my weekend sure feels like we could use a vacation, or at the very least a kid-free evening out without worrying about prepping for the next day at work. Before my husband and I were married with kids, we… Continue reading Family vs. Work; Can’t We Have Both?