Summer Stages of Life

I love summer. Some of my fondest childhood memories are summer days filled with early morning swim practice, tennis camp then more swim practice. When I became a high schooler, summers were spent at the barn and horse shows until I moved away to college and summers became a blur of moving back in with my parents and catching up with old friends. I was a nanny to twins in the morning while their … [Read more...]

Blogging Balancing Act

The weird thing about blogging is that it is both a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing because I've met some of my dearest friends via my blog but is also a curse. It's a curse because I'm always balancing on a thin tight rope of "is this going to offend someone I care about" or  "is this going to embarrass my children someday" or "OMG, I can barely take a shower and feed my kids, how will I … [Read more...]

Our La-Z-Boy Playroom Re-do is Complete!

Finished Playroom

We have been living with our new La-Z-Boy sleeper for a few weeks now and I honestly don't know how we lived without it for so long. The new sofa has completed our playroom/Mom room and made the space an essential living space of our family. The sofa is so comfortable that the kids nap on it, my husband has slept on it and it's big enough that my friend and I can both comfortably share it during a … [Read more...]

Thankful Thursday


  It's crazy to me how much I need Thankful Thursday in my life by the time this part of the week rolls around. This post is late because I just got back from a crazy morning, more to come on that later but it looks like Sidney is heading down the Failure to Thrive trail that Jackson blazed down a couple of years ago. That's ok, I'm still thankful for many things: The fact I managed to … [Read more...]

Live Blogging a Solo Fight


I'd love to be able to tell you that flying with a 1 and 3 year old is a breeze, but then I would be lying and I am an honest person. Since my husband flew back home on Sunday, it's just me and the feral cats kids on this 8 hour journey (2 southwest flights and an hour layover in Baltimore). We are an hour in, Sidney is sleeping in her beco, on me, and a flight attendant just told me to … [Read more...]

What’s in a Name?

My Rhody Blogger friend, Carla, over at had a fun writing prompt this week about names and I decided to join in on the fun: Prompt #1: How did you get your name? Did you always love it? Have you ever wanted to change it? I'm lucky enough to have my Mom sitting next to me for this first prompt. Apparently, she chose my name because I was the wrong sex and she needed to come up … [Read more...]

Thankful Thursday

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I'm getting a late start to this Thankful Thursday. I spent the morning out and about in our 19 degree weather and then had a lunch date with a friend and her beautiful little boy. So if you were waiting to link up, I am sorry this was delayed! Here goes nothing: Having enough warm coats and hats to bundle up my kids in this weather. I'm appreciative of the fact that they never go … [Read more...]