(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
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
Yesterday I was shopping solo at Wegman's. It was glorious to hop out of my car, not worry about unbuckling any children, re-restraining said children in a grocery cart, and taking a deep breath before I tried to complete my shopping in the time it takes for them to finish a baggie filled with Goldfish. … Continue reading Back to School Business
This summer I've had to run a majority of my errands with both kids in tow. Target, the grocery store, Trader Joe's, Home Goods, TJ Maxx (which the kids adorably referred to as "TJ Masks" like our beloved PJ MASKS show), you name it and we've probably been there together. If there's one thing I've learned this summer, … Continue reading Errands With Kids & Other Disasters