When I was about 9, I stayed the night with a friend that had a backyard trampoline. It. Was. Awesome. My parents hated the idea of getting our own big, ugly, insurance liability, so I had to settle for hogging my friend’s during our playdates. These days commercial trampoline parks like Sky Zone give parents… Continue reading HELP – to trampoline or not to trampoline?
You know that saying Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, & wise. ? I’m fairly confident that whoever came up with that little tiddy was eventually reincarnated as my lovely little bird. (Google says Ben Franklin, I trust ’em.) In her two and a half years, I cannot remember a… Continue reading That 5 a.m. feeling
I often joke with my fiance that instead of a Girls’ Weekend with my gal pals, I need a Hibernate with Netflix and Wine Weekend. Alone. But the thing is, I’m not entirely joking. Can you imagine? The solitude and laziness would be such a great way to recharge! Here comes the guilt. Why would… Continue reading Mama needs a break.
My fiance lost his job this week. Bummer, I know. You know what was worse? How I handled the situation. Below is my list of 3 things I shouldn’t have said over the past few days. And I don’t expect any of you would have been this completely moronic, but if you help one, it’s… Continue reading 3 Things I Shouldn’t Have Said When My Fiance Was Fired
Before I started in the exciting world of newspaper advertising, *pause for reverent oohing & aahing* I was a special education paraprofessional at our local middle school. I loved it. The kids, my co-workers, everything. (I might be looking back at that time with rose-tinted glasses, but I really did enjoy it!) But with… Continue reading Magic sensory box, I hope.
Ya know how you’re supposed to sleep train your baby right away? Yeah, I didn’t do that. Instead I’ve let her snuggle between us in bed every night since she was old enough for me to not be scared I was going to squash her. And before that? Typically we slept together, for at least… Continue reading Mama Cat – 0, Baby Bird – 1
Do you know what I love? Freshly fallen snow. Okay, so it’s not a terribly unique thing, but it’s the truth. I love how it resembles waves sprawled out across the horizon. Like the ocean waters have risen up and covered our roads and lawns and driveways and then turned to this perfectly glaring white.… Continue reading Resolve with caution.