What I Learned After 2 Weeks of Healthy Food and Exercise

**This post may contain affiliate links for products I have tried, love and recommend. In a recent post, I told you about how I ask my sons to tell me 3 good things about their day as soon as they get home from school. And in an effort to concentrate on the positive, I held … Read more

We Are So Sorry, Jacob Wetterling

**Sometimes in life we see something so Earth-shattering that everything just stops. We have to slow down and process what’s in front of us before we can move forward. I have thought of nothing else this week besides the Wetterling case. Here are my thoughts. “I want to say Jacob, I’m so sorry.” At a … Read more

Just Another Day in the Life

“Which one did you get?” “I get Kywo-wen, what did you get?” “I got the Millenium Falcon!” I like to give the boys Star Wars gummy vitamins in the morning to help balance out the lack of any kind of  “good cereal” in the house. I always buy the boring  and generic versions of Rice … Read more

What the Guns N’ Roses Tour Taught Me About Life

When I first heard that Guns N’ Roses was planning  a reunion tour, I was cautiously optimistic. I was excited to the depths of my soul at the thought I could get a chance to see the beloved and rebellious soundtrack of my youth played out on stage, but I was cautious at getting my … Read more

How To Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping Every Year

I’ve been around the back-to-school shopping block a few times and I’ve found ways to help stretch supplies, clothing and the family budget from year-to-year. I still enjoy the tradition of going shopping before school starts, and we still buy new things to start the school year fresh, but I’ve learned several practical ways to help greatly reduce the … Read more

How We Finally Got Control Of Overflowing Toys

The kids helped organize toys and reduce clutter and we finally got control of overflowing toys.

**Post may contain affiliate links I know how it happens. A little toy here, a little toy there, a birthday comes, then Christmas… A few years go by and we hang on to things and before we know it, our homes are insane and overflowing with toys. There’s a lot of judgement out there about … Read more

My Dirty, Happy Kid

My husband left with our son one evening for a Boy Scout gathering at the park with other dads and kids. When they returned a few hours later, my son walked in covered in dirt from head to toe. His dress shirt for Scouts was crop-dusted with dirt and orange crumbs, as were his shorts, … Read more

My Advice to the Graduates

Have you seen the videos and pictures of the “Senior walks” that have come up lately? They’re so great. I love that the schools have started doing this. It’s exciting for the elementary students and teachers as they cheer, and it’s a great way to honor the graduates. Here are a few pics from my small … Read more

The End Game

Do you have any idea how stressful it is to date someone that sucks at karaoke when they don’t know they suck at karaoke? I mean, what do you say? Especially when the relationship is fairly new and they really get into the song in a rocker pose and a foot stomp that Journey’s someday-love-will-find-you video could … Read more

Why I Invite My Kids Into My Dream

I have been a stay-at-home-mom, I have worked outside the home, and now I work from home. There are pros and cons to every scenario, but regardless of where you are in life, it is so important to share your dreams and hearts desires with your kids, right where you are. Especially if you’re just … Read more

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