Like so many things in life, there isn’t a “right” answer to, “When should my child stop taking naps?”In some ways I feel like the grass is always greener on the other side. If your child still naps then you get things done...
I am always on the hunt for a new project. I love to remake something into a more beautiful or useful version. As we are in preparation for a new baby I am trying to find better ways to...
A sure way to make me do something is to tell me that I can't and act like you mean it. And you definitely better not tell me I can't do something because I happen to be of the...
I love books. I love the smell of libraries and bookstores. My husband and I would often spend our Friday nights just wandering around book stores and getting coffee. That was our idea of a great date night. We...
I am pregnant. For the last time. I have a 3 year old and I am due in just twenty days with my second. I am so happy and can’t wait to meet her. We have always wanted...
I am on the count down to delivering my second baby. Only four weeks left! Like most women in this position I am feeling the gamut of emotions:Joy at the thought of this much-anticipated baby (we have always pictured...
It happened. I yelled at someone else's kid at the splash park. I knew it was a possibility, I just didn't expect it to actually ever happen. When we got to the splash park (a playground with random sprinklers and fountains...
Last week, while squeezing into my bathing suit I realized how soon my 2nd baby will be here. I have just over 6 weeks (if she doesn’t come early). I also realized that I have projects to do! I...
Four months ago, I spent four days and nights sitting vigil with my family while my dad died. (Technically he was my stepdad but he was a dad to me and I have found that many people immediately dismiss...
Do you ever feel like every time you leave the house you are packing for a week away? Sometimes the hassle of remembering everything makes the start of a fun day so much work it hardly feels worth it....
I have been lucky enough to have a few groups of close friends since high school and college. I have made new friends through out the years and may feel closer to them at times. But there is something...
Summer is by far my favorite season. I love warm weather, long days playing outside and barbecuing.I love to cook on the grill for reasons other than the delicious taste. I hate cleaning up. Nothing ruins a good meal...
The other day I was on my way to work after dropping off all three kids at school and with the sitter. I was on time and not rushing - more or less feeling like a success. I was listening...
The other day my son asked, “Where am I?” while looking at a picture of my husband and me. “You weren’t born yet,” I said. His three-year-old brain processed this and asked what I’m sure seemed like a logical question; ‘Were...

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