Wake Up Call

wakeup call

I have a nasty habit. In my book, it’s deplorable; something I should have put an end to years ago. I’m a night owl. My brain kicks into gear at 9 p.m. and that’s when the magic happens. Okay, nothing really magical happens since I’m not that special but you get the picture. That’s when my creative mind starts working to full capacity. I usually have to force myself to go to bed before midnight. It’s just so hard to turn off the computer, the TV, the iPad and my phone. This habit is … [Read more...]

Why Summer Camp Is Worth Every Penny


Over the past seven years I've spent enough money on childcare to go on several exotic vacations. So, it goes without saying that I wasn't exactly thrilled when my son asked me if he could attend day camp this summer. I really wanted to find some budget friendly daycare options and camp didn't fit the bill. However, I’m a sucker and will do anything to make my little guy happy. As fate would have it, his request was right on the money. Here’s why summer camp is worth every single … [Read more...]

Where’s The Beef?


Today is a very special Friday. It's my Birthday Eve! Sorry, I just tend to get a little excited about my special day. Yes, I'll  be staying up till midnight just to toast the special occasion. Oddly enough my husband's birthday is Monday. Guess I should start thinking about his gift! This week's #welcomehome photo does a great job of showing just how crazy my life can get sometimes. Tuesday evening we rushed home from work and drove a half hour to make a 6:30 p.m. appointment, leaving … [Read more...]

Heart of Hearing

What We Said

Today's post is part of my "What We Said" series where I share an every day conversation that does a perfect job of summing up my life. If you're just joining and want to catch up, be sure to check out the rest of the series. This conversation is representative of what every mother faces from time to time. However, for some reason, it had been quite a while since I had experienced anything of this nature and that's probably why it struck me the way it did. I may have been overreacting … [Read more...]

I Need A Drink!


I really cannot believe that July is almost halfway over. This is such a busy month for us. We have a very special family wedding this weekend and therefore, will be savoring every moment of pure, unadulterated joy. Per this week's #welcomehome photo, I may have started the festivities a bit early. Monday night I enjoyed the best kind of dinner with the best kind of friend. We shared amazing food, wine and conversation for nearly two hours. It was such a luxury to skip the dinner … [Read more...]