The Terrible Twos in Action

See that adorable little guy? Look at those dark brown puppy dog eyes, surrounded by the longest dark eyelashes you've ever seen. Just try to keep from kissing those soft cheeks: it's almost impossible. See that cute smile? Try your best to not give in when you say, "No!" and he says, "Oh," while looking … Continue reading The Terrible Twos in Action


Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Yesterday as I backed my car out of the driveway, The Beatles' Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da began to play on the radio. The upbeat song about Desmond and Molly and then the family they create has always been one I've enjoyed. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, just as my husband is; that's one of … Continue reading Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

13 Ways to Keep Your Cool When You’re About to Lose it

We've all been in a scenario where you feel like one more, just one more thing is going to set you off and then it's all down hill from there. Maybe you're having a difficult day, you may not be feeling well, you get bad news, your job is overwhelming, or the kids aren't listening... … Continue reading 13 Ways to Keep Your Cool When You’re About to Lose it

Life Goes Full Circle

When looking at Netflix or Amazon Prime, one can see many new versions of cartoons that I loved as a kid: The Popples, The Care Bears, My Little Pony, Inspector Gadget, Garfield, and others. I don't care for the newer cartoons, but my kids love them. We play many games that I had as a … Continue reading Life Goes Full Circle

Damn it!

Last night while I was preparing supper the kids played on the floor in the living room around the corner. When I went to check on them I noticed that they had littered the floor with toys, blankets, books, and all sorts of things. As I walked back to the kitchen I picked up a … Continue reading Damn it!

My October Goals

How is it October already? My, how this year has passed so quickly! I recently had my yearly evaluation at work, where I had to choose two new goals for the year ahead. I decided to carry this forward to my life at home, but to choose new goals on a monthly basis. This month … Continue reading My October Goals

Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Earlier I was listening to the TED Talk Radio Hour on NPR podcast about being in your comfort zone. It was all about and how people often get in the habit of staying at their status quo, have issues with moving past their norm, and getting out of their comfort zone. This podcast struck a … Continue reading Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Eyes in the Back of my Head

I will preface this story with a comment about lying. I detest lying. I don't like to lie to my kids, but sometimes I do it. Some truths are not appropriate to share at certain ages. It is sometimes easier to gloss over the truth a little or to conjure up a little white lie … Continue reading Eyes in the Back of my Head