How to be content with what you have…

This is something I struggle with on a daily basis. But, it's complicated. I love my family completely--I wouldn't change a thing about them. What I'm talking about is material possessions. I feel like with so much social media, all we see are things we should have, want or strive for. We should aim for … Continue reading How to be content with what you have…

Sooooo ready for summer…

Our whole house--seriously, summer can't come soon enough!! My son is ready for school to be over & getting him up in the mornings is getting to be more of a chore. My daughter is eagerly waiting for the beach. I'm just ready for a break from the daily grind. We planted our flowers weeks … Continue reading Sooooo ready for summer…

Vacation!

It's been a week since we got back from vacation & I still feel like I haven't adjusted! We took the kids to Legoland in Florida, stayed at the Legoland beach resort...basically went all out so that Dex & Piper could have a blast. The kids loved it, and while my husband & I had … Continue reading Vacation!

Mother/Son Night…

So, Dex & I went to our first Mother/Son night tonight through his school. My goodness, it was crazy!! I seriously felt like we were at a rave for kids. There was laser robot dancers, a crazy strobe light dance floor with a dj...laser tag, a Mario Party truck, trucks & k9 dog attacks. All … Continue reading Mother/Son Night…

A big problem with healthcare in this country…

Isn't it crazy that life would be so much easier if my husband & I divorced? Hear me out--we are considered to have excellent healthcare, so everyone keeps telling us. But in order for us to continue having excellent healthcare, my husband has to pay about $1800 a month through his employer. That's $1800 a … Continue reading A big problem with healthcare in this country…

What’s a “perfect mom”?

Let me be clear, I am in no way a perfect mom. I had someone make that comment to me the other day and it has bothered me since. I'm not sure exactly what a perfect mom even is. I love my kids, but they drive me nuts. I love spending time with them, but … Continue reading What’s a “perfect mom”?

Opening back up my shop…

The plan is to reopen my shop this fall. I'm so conflicted though--a part of me wants to just redesign the whole shop. The other part of me just says to keep it the same. It's been about 2 years since I went on hiatus & that's a lot of time to fall behind. I … Continue reading Opening back up my shop…

So far…

So, after all that worrying I did about my son, Dex, starting school...he's been doing amazingly well. It's hard to get him to eat and get dressed in a timely manner, but other than that, it's been great. It's been 2 weeks, and as crazy as it sounds, he's been even better at home. I … Continue reading So far…

Real life…

Do you ever feel like you just have so much to say, but what you have to say is so difficult to put into words? I'm a writer. I've always been one. When I was young, I was regularly writing children's stories, shorts stories... lots of fiction. I can write fiction. It's the real stuff … Continue reading Real life…

Letting our kids grow up…

My son started kindergarten today. I'm both happy for him and heartbroken, scared, etc. My husband & I met with his teacher, the school psychologist & principal yesterday to go over what the plan is for him and the evaluation for an IEP. He's in a great school & they all seemed like they know … Continue reading Letting our kids grow up…