Sometimes you just need quiet time

Sometimes you need a little quiet time. Time to just breathe, decompress, take a break from the world. Because this world is loud.  I don't just need my quiet time...I crave it. Especially when I am being pulled every which way at work and again at home. When my days, weeks, are non-stop noise. Being... Continue Reading →

Everyday Creativity That Happens Around Here

This is the everyday. This is the seemingly simple, everyday creativity that happens around here. When I am old and gray, these are the moments I want to remember. My eight-year-old is busy creating art on top of the dining room table. All her new art supplies that she received for Christmas are scattered in... Continue Reading →

Life | June, Week One

LIFE NOW  |  Alex's bike was stolen from our front yard last nite. Of course, this was one week after hubby had scolded the girls for leaving their bikes out (because they might get stolen), and I rolled my eyes (because they haven't been stolen in 6 years). Sigh. Luckily, hubby found her bike on... Continue Reading →

Everyday Life.

I always said I would never start a blog post off with, "Nothing much has been going on here."  Mostly because that is never really true. There is always lots of stuff going on. What I should say is, "There is too much going on, but not much I want to blog about." It's just... Continue Reading →

Watching.

I watch my girls. I watch how different they are from one another. Alexandra: the perfectionist. Parker Faith: the free spirit. I watch what they say to one another. Sometimes saying such hurtful things it makes my heart ache. I watch how Alex is growing into a beautiful young lady. A lady that is learning... Continue Reading →

Is it Friday yet?

Had today off (Thursday). I had to go to the dentist for a cleaning. Alex is on Spring Break so she joined me. Why do public schools have spring break? When only 60% of their 4th grader read at grade level? Shouldn't they be working on reading, or math? Anyhoo. I soothed my sore gums... Continue Reading →

Weekend wrap up.

It was another busy weekend again. Why are weekends so busy? Shouldn't we be slowing down and resting for the upcoming week? As always, we started Saturday off at the ice rink. Parker passed her skating test to advance to the next level. We bought some bling to put on Alex's competition dress. We are... Continue Reading →

Life marching on…whether we want it to or not.

I cried on the way home from work. The stress and pressure of keeping things afloat at the office is getting to me. Everyone says it will get easier. I just don't know when. Life doesn't stop for death. Whatever happened to a mourning period? My little Parker taught me to make dinner. She's 5.... Continue Reading →

4 things today…

Daylight Savings Time is rough! Does anyone else think we just shouldn't do this daylight savings thing anymore? Everyone's inner-peace was out of whack in our household. We did take a wonderful walk to the park yesterday. It was a beautiful 67 degree (I am guessing) day. This is the glorious sunrise I woke up... Continue Reading →

daily gratitude | 1.03.11

Spaghetti Tacos night. This comes from one of my girls' favorite TV show: iCarly on Nick. They eat this all the time on the show. And I couldn't get my girls to eat spaghetti. They complained, "Spaghetti aggggaaaain?"  So I thought why not make it fun with spaghetti tacos. It worked! The girls love spaghetti... Continue Reading →

how to sneak halloween candy away from your little goblin.

We all do it. (You know you do too.) We all dig through our kids Halloween candy stash for that covenanted chocolate bar or sour candy. Sneaking hard-earned Halloween candy from your little kiddos takes stealth-ninja-like prescision. You can't just go taking whatever prized candy you like right in front of their eyes. Unless you... Continue Reading →

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