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Baby Fever Is Real – Help Me Shut It Down

Baby fever is real. It’s a scientifically proven feeling that can creep in from time to time. In my late twenties and early thirties, it was all I could think about. I wanted a big family. I wanted to surround myself with little ones and absorb all of their baby cuteness. I didn’t care about […]

Darkness VS Light: A Battle of Wills

From the time I was 6 months old, I had a preference for light. As my mother recalls, I would cry in my crib until she flipped on my clown lamp. I was hooked early and spent years sleeping with my overhead light on. Even now as an adult, I use a nightlight to sleep. […]

Fantasy Homecoming Proposals… Seriously?

So, it happened. The words I didn’t see coming. Ever. “You don’t understand. Things aren’t like when you went to school. Things are different now.” Translation: “You are OLD and out of touch.” I swallowed back my desire to scream, “I’m only 36-years-old! I can bust a move, do the butt, the humpty dance, and you should […]

My Adventures in Parenting Solo This Weekend

My husband went out-of-town this weekend to visit his brother in California. It was actually a surprise birthday present from me. When I purchased the tickets I thought, he is so amazing he deserves some time away. I thought, he loves visiting his brother and it has been two years. I also thought, four nights […]

I am Thankful for My Son The Future Pianist

Every year my children’s elementary school hosts a Thanksgiving Lunch on Veteran’s Day. It’s an opportunity for parents to join their children for lunch and celebrate what they are thankful for while also honoring our Veterans. Many of the parents attend and it is organized beautifully. Outside the cafeteria the music teachers set-up a piano […]

The Before School Battle Rages On

This school year I decided to get organized. Not like last year when I scrambled every morning to find socks, clothes, shoes, pack lunches, brush hair, make breakfast… oh and welcome all the daycare children to my house one at a time. Mornings were chaos and more than once there were tears and threats and […]

Derecho Flashback: Earning an “F” in Storm Preparedness

This is the eighth post in my 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. This morning the weather report included a Derecho threat for the Washington DC area, so I decided to re-post what I wrote on July 2, 2012 after last year’s terrible Derecho swept through my area and left many without power for days. I know this is a recycled […]

Fly on The Wall: Take a Peak Into My Home

Today, I am doing something a little different. I am participating in a Fly on the Wall group post organized by Baking in A Tornado. Twelve bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see or hear if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Here are a few “Fly […]

Paper or Plastic? Why I Choose the Unpopular Choice

I try to avoid controversial topics with my blog posts. I have readers on both side of the aisle and I don’t like alienating anyone. But, I can’t keep silent any longer. I simply have to speak-up and admit to something that may be unpopular. Okay, here it goes… I like my groceries double bagged […]

Unplugged and Curled-Up in Cocoon of Family Drama, Dog Poop

I love the holidays. It is the one time of year I unplug from the outside world and enjoy my time off from work, routines, my blog, social media, current events, etc. Basically, I create an almost two-week-long cocoon filled with visiting family, food, holiday traditions, food, family drama, food, and end with a really […]