Life & Love & Lessons Learned

An Open Letter to My Children…

Okay, I'm gonna lay it right out, put my cards on the table right now and tell you, I'm not ready. I mean, I knew it was coming...I could feel it. It began with the bedtime routine, of not needing me to tuck you in; brushing your teeth on your own and goodnight kisses and… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Children…

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Back to School is When?

My kids have been out of school for maybe 2 weeks. I lost track already. It feels like literally, forever. I'm not gonna lie, I'm kinda done with it. The first few days were great! I went shopping and picked up what I thought was an endless supply of paint, paintbrushes, canvas & sketch paper.… Continue reading Back to School is When?

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Why I Hate Carnivals.

The carnival was in town this past weekend. My youngest was super excited to go and reminded me every hour throughout the entire weekend, that indeed, the carnival was in town. I tried distractions. I tried bribery. I'm not a carnival kind of girl - not a fan of those ill-put together, nauseating spin rides,… Continue reading Why I Hate Carnivals.

Holidays & All Things Chaotic, Life & Love & Lessons Learned

Telling the Truth…About Santa

A few years back, we told our oldest about Santa. He was eleven at the time. And by 'we' I mean my husband, because in all actuality, I was a coward, and just couldn't bring myself to destroy my son's childhood. And guess what? It did not go well. So when my middle turned eleven… Continue reading Telling the Truth…About Santa

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The Chicken & The Roo

So I have chickens. 6 of them. If you knew me, you'd know that I'm not a chicken-raisin' kind of girl. Chickens, farm life, nature...not my jam. Give me ice cold air conditioning over a rolled-down window any day. I'll ┬ápick high heels over sneakers every time. Camping? Let's be serious. And yet, here I… Continue reading The Chicken & The Roo