Elvis Little Frost

As a parent of a child who is constantly challenging me to ‘up the ante’ in disciplinary creativity, I have four words for those of you who share my exhaustion: Elf on the Shelf. The Elf has rocked my world.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Elf, let me expose you to its magical…

Time Capsule

This week we will be reflecting on the past year and getting ready to ring in the New Year.  I always find it amazing how fast time goes when you are an adult–there is never enough hours in the day to do what you want to do.  However, when I was 5, time went much…

Holiday Traditions

I love this time of year!  No, I am not talking about the presents.  Well, at least not the physical ones.  I am talking about the presents you can pass on from generation to generation, namely Family Traditions.  What a great way to share family memories by starting your own family tradition.  If you can’t…

Take Time to Enjoy Fall

It is a beautiful time of year when the leaves begin to change and the smell of fall is in the air.  Now is the perfect time to enjoy the last bit warmth before winter settles in for a long, cold ‘slump.’  There are some beautiful places to take a walk whether it be around…

My One and Only

Good things come in twos, threes, or more? It’s a question I find myself asking myself more than I care to admit, as a parent who has only one child, by choice. Growing up and into my early adulthood I was never someone who gave much thought to having a set number of children. In…

I Won’t Be In This Morning…

It was 90 degrees yesterday–but that heat was no match for the flu/cold/sinus bugs going around. My daughter, Stella, came home from daycare and was her usual self…until about 10 p.m. when the first set of bedsheets had to be changed and late-night bath #1 was run. After Stella was cleaned up, the requisite acetamenophin was…

Stuck Like Glue

Next week is not going to be pretty. I start a new job and getting out of the house by 7:30 a.m. is going to be, um, a challenge. You see, for the last 8 weeks or so I haven’t been working outside of the home (although I believe that job searching does count as hard…

Un-Working Mom

I quit. Actually, I resigned (that sounds a bit more dignified, doesn’t it?) about two weeks ago. The reasons are complicated, but for the purpose of this post they don’t really matter. What matters is what comes next after the go-go-go of working while parenting? Let it be said, I do want to work again–sooner…

God Bless Chucky Cheese!

Boy is it hot!! Now that it’s getting much hotter outside, Ace and I have been looking for the cool spots to hang out at. With his limited attention span I had to think of something quick before this hot day turned into a hot mess!! The pool was packed and my funds were low,…