A Letter to My Tween Son


Dear Ben- I will be honest with you from the start, I had no idea what I was really getting into when I had you.  And when I say that I mean I had NO IDEA how much I was going to love you.  No concept of what it would be like in my heart […]

What ARE We (AM I) Doing??


I recently read this article by Allison Slater Tate – Parenting as a Gex-Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything.  If you are about the same age as me and you read this you will be nodding your head the entire time, I promise.  I can relate to everything she […]

InnoTab 3 Plus Learning Tablet {Review & GIVEAWAY}

Innotab 3S

There are a few (AHEM) devices around our house.  There is one in particular that  I bought for myself for my birthday a couple of years ago and it is this neat, little device that I can read on, write on and do a bunch of other things with.  Unfortunately my children like to commandeer it […]

Hey Ellen!

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There’s an older man in our neighborhood that I met through the local running club (I was briefly a member) and he lives on the next street.  EVERY TIME he sees me run or walk by his house he hollers, “Hey Ellen!” I guess when we were introduced he never heard my name correctly and I simply do […]

Old School Blogging – A Few of My Favorite Things


I know, now you cannot stop singing, “these are a few of my favorite things…” No? Just me? Krysytn from Really, Are You Serious? and I have come up with a little list of some of our favorite things and we want you to share yours too. This is REALLY Old School, right?  I have […]

#IAmAGoodMom Instagram Fun!


A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called ‘I Am Such A Good Mom’, because I wanted to start a movement of positivity and encouragement for moms. So often, we mothers are quick to put ourselves down, and miss all the moments when we ARE good, even great. My friend Alison loved this idea so […]

My Crazy Awesome Kids


One morning recently I took a quick walk through my neighborhood as my exercise for that day.  It was great weather and other people were out and about as well.  On one of the blocks I saw my neighbor friend’s two boys riding their scooters.  As I passed them I said, “Hey guys” and one […]

Minted {A Giveaway}

minted calendar

I have a slight obsession with paper, I always have.  I used to love to cut up magazines and make collages and I love to write on paper (although I do not do it often enough anymore).  In the past I have been known to spend a long time in a stationary or scrapbooking store, […]

Get The Behavior You Want… {The Three R’s of Parenting}


You know what is really good?  To have a doctor friend in your back pocket.  Or even your front pocket works, just make sure she doesn’t fall out. I have a friend who is a doctor and not only is she a really good one, but she is also a parenting pro!  Many times her […]

Down on the Horse Farm


I mentioned in K’s birthday post that she likes horses.  Although, “like” might be a bit of an understatement.  “Obsessed with” is probably more accurate. I am so glad that we found the perfect spot for her party this past Sunday and I am even more thankful that the weather was absolutely perfect! We were […]