(In full transparency, I was planning to book a paid Reiki session with Michelle of Purposeful Guidance Healing. She had approached me about a partnership and provided me with a complimentary session in exchange for this blog post. That said, all thoughts and feelings are entirely my own because I keeps it real.) When the … Continue reading The Quest to De-Stress
A few weeks ago we underwent the annual fall tradition of taking family pictures. Family pictures with young children can be a lot like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. So rather than focus on the sweat-inducing stress one experiences when they've invested hundreds of dollars into taking pictures … Continue reading Sis & Bro Woes
It was our wedding anniversary. I had a glass (okay, maybe two) of champagne. I made my husband suffer through our wedding video and grinned idiotically as I looked back fondly at the expensive professional photos from our wedding. I felt every bit the giddy bride, except for the fact that I was in my … Continue reading The Happiest Day of My Life
It's really my own fault. I am easily swept up in the idea of doing certain things with my kids. In my mind I come up with this perfect image of us laughing and enjoying said activity. Then, I go even further into my fantasy and imagine years later that they will pull me aside … Continue reading Pumpkin Carving Carnage
School is going well! The kids love it. They run into the building excitedly without any issue. They're bringing home a crap ton of artwork and worksheets that I have to immediately destroy as soon as they're asleep before A&E comes to film the next episode of Hoarders at our house. Olivia even requested to eat … Continue reading After School Aftershocks
Dear Anthony, You're officially 5! That's unbelievable. You're not a toddler, not a preschooler, you are a bonafide five-year old which launches you into big kid status. I am in a state of disbelief that five years have passed by in the hardest yet sweetest and most wonderful blur imaginable. Each year your personality continues … Continue reading Five.
Over the weekend I had the chance to see my friend Anna. Well, more importantly I had a chance to see her kids, one of whom I was desperate to get my arms around - her 18-month old daughter, Ellie. Much to my disappointment, Ellie wanted NOTHING to do with me. Screams when I tried … Continue reading A 180