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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A Bad Parenting Day…

Before I had children, I envisioned myself as the 'cool' mom, whatever that meant. I had literally zero idea, as (1) I didn't have kids and (2) didn't know the first thing about raising 'em. Yet somehow I couldn't imagine myself ever yelling at these imaginary children. I couldn't imagine leaving the room out of… Continue reading A Bad Parenting Day…

Life & Love & Lessons Learned

8 Months of Soul Searching…

For those of you who know me, you know I'm a pretty positive person. I'm always smiling. I'm usually pretty happy. I don't often share a tale of woes because I don't really have any. Well, not now anyway. Not anymore. Back in July, I went through something. It shook me to my core. I… Continue reading 8 Months of Soul Searching…

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The World Today…It’s Not The 80s.

I don't like to watch the news. I don't like my happy world interrupted by death, political posturing, kidnapping and natural disasters. I don't like knowing what insurmountable pain surrounds us, all over the world.  I'm crazy like that. Growing up in my suburban home, I simply don't recall such bad news. I don't seem… Continue reading The World Today…It’s Not The 80s.

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Missing the Good Old Days…

I've been thinking about how insane things feel right now. It seems you can't say anything, do anything or be anything without someone being offended. Bullying. Cyber Bullying. Exploitation of kids, women...black lives matter, blue lives matter...shouldn't everyone matter? For the past few nights my daughter has been crying because of a hoax that was… Continue reading Missing the Good Old Days…

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Why I will never fold laundry again, unless I’ve personally washed it myself

After a long day at the boutique, I came home to an empty house. Heaven! The husband and the kids were out. Nice! Alone time. The house was mine all mine. Well, mine and my pups. In my elation, I ran upstairs to put on my pjs and get all snuggled up to watch some… Continue reading Why I will never fold laundry again, unless I’ve personally washed it myself

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

Back to School & Such Tragedies, Life & Love & Lessons Learned

And how was your week?

Last week was rough. I was pooped on by my dog, chased after a fox to save my chickens, had my poor little ear skin burned by a 410 degree curling iron, poked myself in the eye with a tweezers, and had an ongoing fight with a fly that just would not retreat. Throw in… Continue reading And how was your week?