Look at the holidays in the same awe and wonder that a child looks at their tree. Decorating the tree should be about family. The holiday should be about family. It’s not the money spent, the presents, or the big meal that matter – its about getting together with those you love, gathering as a […]
It’s never too early to teach your children about giving back to the community, Mueller says, Ringing bells as a family will “provide an opportunity for parents to show their children how to give and become a donor. It is a rare occasion for a child to pass a kettle without begging his or her […]
I remember watching all my friends get pregnant while waiting to conceive. I remember every negative pregnancy test. I remember how long my pregnancies felt. I counted the weeks one by one, waiting impatiently for the little wonders to arrive. But suddenly it’s over, and I miss their little kicks inside my belly. Because waiting, […]
Your efforts, while more scarce, were thwarted by my excuses and busy schedule. Now, six months into being a mom to two, my hindsight has allowed me to realize that I unknowingly became my own worst enemy in the fight to maintain my friendships. I’ve grown to be the “flakey” friend and while you might […]
“Something you WANT, Something you NEED, Something to WEAR, Something to READ”.
There are so many it(s) that I have left to experience. I’m sure I will find the right time to use the phrase “life’s not fair” and I will understand why grand kids are better than my own kids. But until then, if you see a cartoon-like light bulb above my head, don’t worry. It’s just me […]
With three young children, it already feels like we have SO many things in our house for them to play with. Books, toys, stuffed animals, Legos, play kitchen, ride on toys, you name it. While I know play is so important, I get overwhelmed seeing the amount of toys we have. Especially since they are […]
Sometimes I wish I lived many years ago, when times were just simpler (or at least they appeared to be). When life had a slower pace and the ways of the world were a bit different. Call me old-fashioned if you want to…
“I can’t believe you’re being so MEAN!” our 11-year-old daughter told my husband and me. “You guys are the Fun-Killers!” Yep. That’s us. Mr. & Mrs. Fun-Killer.
An overnight stay at Crystal River Inn was provided in exchange for this post. The commentary is 100% genuine.The countdown is on! The Gilmore Girls will be back soon! What a better way to celebrate than a trip to a Bed and Breakfast (B&B). My only previous experience with a B&B was eerily similar to […]