My family has five family traditions we participate every single year, faithfully. Find out what they are and maybe get fun ideas for your own family.
Saying good-bye to anyone is difficult but if that someone is a daughter, it is a thousand million trillion times harder. A few days ago, after returning from a trip to visit her boyfriend in Indiana, my oldest daughter announced her intention to move to the Hoosier state to be with him. I knew this… Continue reading See You Soon
I am going to a baby shower for the first time in years (decade?) for a neighbor at the end of this month. I’m so excited because I’m at that age where no one I know is having a baby since we’re long past not only being able to, but also wanting to have a… Continue reading Baby Love: Top 10 Tips for Parents-to-Be
I remember the moment like it was yesterday when I informed the girls that one of them had to go to school on the East Coast. We were driving to the grocery store and I was feeling happy and positive; I had just gotten back from a trip to Philadelphia. My mind was somewhere off… Continue reading Leaving a Daughter Behind
Capturing what it means to be a mother in mere words is like trying to make a snowman out of sand. Although it can be done, the end product is not quite as beautiful as the original. Being a mom to my three children has been the best part of my life and has made… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
The countdown to Mother’s Day begins. On one hand, I love the day because it’s a ‘for sure’ day that I won’t have to cook dinner. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind cooking dinner but sometimes it’s a great feeling knowing that someone else will do all the necessary steps to put food in… Continue reading Mother’s Day Weekend
Yes, you read the title correctly. I am glad my daughter didn’t listen to me when it came to all the ‘sage and safe’advice I gave her about real estate. Devon declared she wanted to be a hairdresser when she was younger. I told her that was a great career but that she needed her… Continue reading I’m Glad My Daughter Didn’t Listen to Me
A few years ago, I ran out of ideas for birthday parties that the girls would enjoy. We’ve done the character visits, the bounce houses, the trips to Chuck E. Cheese’s and Dave and Busters. We drove a few friends to Disneyland and Boomer’s. We have done everything there is to do on a birthday… Continue reading What is a ‘Deconstructed Party Bag?’ and Why Should You Do It Yearly?
I’m not a huge believer in New Year’s resolutions because I’m not sure I’ve followed through on any one of them longer than a month, and that was a really long time for me. In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t have much of an attention span, and certainly have a hard time following through… Continue reading Happy New Year–2017
A few months ago, while on a family vacation in Washington, DC, my mom sent a text and asked, “I thought you were in DC.” I replied that I was but I wasn’t posting pictures because my oldest daughter was staying in our house alone and I didn’t want to advertise that the majority of… Continue reading Why You Should Wait to Share Vacation Photos on Facebook