No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

I love Spring, but Autumn and Winter are close favorites because there are so many activities for a family to do together inside and out! I created an Autumn and Winter bucket list full of fun so you won't have to hear, "Mommmm, I'm so bored!" Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List Rake leaves into … Continue reading No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

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Autumn is Here!

Early this week the weather in my corner of the world changed and it finally feels like Autumn. The change in weather has been like a breath of fresh air. Gone are the stuffy, humid, 100°F plus days. The kids aren't getting sweaty in the back seat of the car. The house isn't unbearably hot … Continue reading Autumn is Here!

Weekend Recap: Our Mini Vacation

On Saturday I stayed home with the kids while my husband and two of his friends spent the day volunteering out of town updating the internet infrastructure at a Boys & Girls Club of America. After my husband returned home, he said that he wanted to take our kids on a weekend getaway. We packed … Continue reading Weekend Recap: Our Mini Vacation

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Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

Summer is a busy time, with vacations, barbecues, sports, the kids are on school break, you name it. In our house at least, it feels like the family is flying in all different directions at once and don’t always connect. Time is one of the threads that help weave a strong feeling of family togetherness … Continue reading Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

Vogue Parody Questions and Answers

Happy Friday, everyone! The sweet Ami (@Ami_T1995) nominated me to be next to answer the questions for the Vogue parody flittering about Twitter.  I thought it sounded like fun, so here are my answers.  I hope you enjoy and learn a little more about me. 1)What is your usual Starbucks order? Caramel Macchiato 2) What does … Continue reading Vogue Parody Questions and Answers

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10 Things I wish I’d Known in My 20s

Since childhood, I've always been the quietest person in the room, that's just my personality. It is not necessarily a bad trait, I have always used my quietness as a chance to observe everyone and everything and generally learned a lot- from my aunts, my mother, my grandparents, my schoolmates, etc. That being said, there … Continue reading 10 Things I wish I’d Known in My 20s

Date Night: Our Mini-vacation

On Thursday my husband and I left the kids with his parents and drove four hours east to Kansas City. I previously had written about how anxious I was leaving the kids at home with their grandparents. It only got worse as the week progressed, to the point I thought that I would need to … Continue reading Date Night: Our Mini-vacation

6 Important Lessons to Remember Each Day

Just about any way you cut it, the fact is, life is short. We have a very limited time here on Earth, and many people waste it chasing material objects, trying to fill a void within themselves, or trying to quiet a nagging voice at the back of their mind. In the grand scheme of … Continue reading 6 Important Lessons to Remember Each Day

My Favorite Travel Photos, Part 1

I love traveling. I have been to Europe three times; Mexico and Canada one time each. I have visited twenty different countries and itch to pick up and go somewhere again. Yesterday while I was majorly stressed out at work I began thinking of places I would rather be. I obviously would have loved to … Continue reading My Favorite Travel Photos, Part 1

Weekend Recap

Our family had a pretty busy weekend.  We did a lot but didn't get to do as much as we'd hoped. I was wanting to go to see Avengers: Endgame but we didn't get a chance.  I have been trying to stay offline as much as possible so that I don't read any spoilers. Saturday … Continue reading Weekend Recap