Doing life wrong?

"You have to let your kids do what they want to do. That's how life works. You're doing it wrong! You guys are doing life wrong!" This is what our 5 year old son told us a few months ago. Not going to lie--it's stuck with me. Maybe he was on to something. I feel … Continue reading Doing life wrong?

Socializing as a kid, adult…

Our son starts kindergarten in just a week... I'm super excited for him, but a complete emotional mess. Any time I start to think about it, I get all teary-eyed. I'm not ready for him to be gone everyday. Everyday for the next 12-13 years. Then gone even more after that. Why do we make … Continue reading Socializing as a kid, adult…

How to deal with stress?

I feel like if my husband summed me up in one word, that word would be stressed. I don't handle stress really well. I'm not someone who can just let things go. He doesn't let much get to him, I, on the other hand, let everything get to me. If I'm not stressing about our … Continue reading How to deal with stress?

It’s been a while…

There has been a lot going on lately. My grandpa, who's 98 & I've seen at least once a week my entire life, had a stroke almost 2 weeks ago. It happened after him & I got back to his place from running errands. I, thankfully, was there with him & called 911 in time, … Continue reading It’s been a while…

Family trips & tantrums…

We took the kids to Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek Michigan this weekend. Now, we have been to A LOT of zoos--before the kids came along, my husband & I would take trips all over to visit different ones. With the kids, we still do that. Binder Park is one of our favorite. Michigan … Continue reading Family trips & tantrums…

Adventures in cleaning!

So, the kids have basically taken over the house. My goal is to take at least some of it back! Before we built our house, we lived in a 3 bedroom apartment--it was a decent size for an apartment & when it was just 3 of us, space wasn't an issue so much. Our son … Continue reading Adventures in cleaning!

Our favorite–Oatmeal Raisin Banana Muffins!

We love, love, love banana bread in this house--in any form! And muffins are always the best for on the go. Or for breakfast, lunch...you get what I mean. I'm not a professional baker, but my son & I make awesome banana bread. That means awesome muffins! This is our recipe: 1/2 cup oats 1 … Continue reading Our favorite–Oatmeal Raisin Banana Muffins!

How do people just throw things away?

We finally started cleaning our basement this week. When we moved in, anything & everything that we didn't have a place for on the main floors was tossed in the basement. Well, we want to finish it eventually, so we decided it's time to start eliminating things. Getting rid of things, especially things that belong … Continue reading How do people just throw things away?

ABA therapy…

Ok, so we've met with 2 ABA therapy providers in our area now & we're on the wait list for both. One provides in-home ABA, the other doesn't--but the one that doesn't has a huge facility that my son had a blast at. To make the center-based one work, we'd have to pull my son … Continue reading ABA therapy…

Let’s talk about money…

How do other families do it? My husband has a good job--a great job, some would argue. I'm a stay at home mom. I talk about getting back into the workforce when both kids are in school, but that's still 3 years away. I used to have an Etsy shop that did well. I still … Continue reading Let’s talk about money…