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…

Should you paint pantry/closet doors?

While I'm working on organizing the kids' stuff, I got sidetracked by our pantry. The standard white bifold door is starting to bore me. I love pops of color throughout the house. I don't know if I'll ever paint our walls anything outside of white, because I'm unable to pick a color and be confident … Continue reading Should you paint pantry/closet doors?

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…

Just a few questions I ask myself daily…

How do other parents deal with their kid's temper tantrums? A lot of my son’s meltdowns happen just because he doesn’t get his way. He lectures my husband & I constantly about how we’re being bad parents because we don’t do what he says. We try not to let it get us down most days--we … Continue reading Just a few questions I ask myself daily…