7 Changes to Help Fight Against Winter Blahs.

This is what February was like for me in a nutshell. Have we talked enough about how dumb this season has been? I have my reasons for being angsty about the season and I’m guessing you do, too. Today I’m sharing my ideas on how to battle the winter blahs and take back your sanityContinue reading “7 Changes to Help Fight Against Winter Blahs.”

5 Favorite Things Right Now.

Is February kicking anybody else in the teeth right now? I feel like I keep talking about this but I really do hate the winter and this one isn’t being very nice to me. Or my car. Or my dog. I’m not saying Winter is to blame for all the cruddy things we’ve been dealingContinue reading “5 Favorite Things Right Now.”

Let’s Talk About: Candy

One of the prompt’s for this week’s Writer’s Workshop (hosted by the always brilliant Mama Kat) jumped out at me as being of critical importance. It’s timely and perhaps controversial but now more than ever we have to talk about… candy. I know – it’s bold of me to even go there and act likeContinue reading “Let’s Talk About: Candy”

The 7 Stages of a Snow Day

I have a love / hate relationship with the snow but letsbehonest, it’s mostly the hating part. Don’t get me wrong – it all starts out fine: You look outside and see those white fluffy balls of magic falling and oh yeah, it’s pretty great. Your Inner Olaf is there for it. The ground getsContinue reading “The 7 Stages of a Snow Day”

5 Halloween Costumes Ideas for Your Dog

In case you haven’t already met him: This is my dog, Doctor E. Or Doc for short. Or sometimes: “Oh my god, shut up, we get it – the mail is here! Go lay down!” He’s a very handsome dude  for sure and he can be a lot of fun but I’ll be honest, theContinue reading “5 Halloween Costumes Ideas for Your Dog”

an ode to the summer: because all good things must come to an end

the hazy glow of summertime has nearly reached its end though the sweet taste of ice cream is still on our lips   the fairy wings of summer are put away memories full of music and laughter echo but fade we can still remember the idle hours of yesterday as we return to the steadyContinue reading “an ode to the summer: because all good things must come to an end”

Don’t Blink: Her 8th Birthday

When people ask me how long we’ve lived in Wisconsin, I quickly consider the age of my daughter before responding and it always catches me by surprise. We’ve lived here for EIGHT years now and the proof is in how big my youngest child is. Which seems to be bigger every time I look atContinue reading “Don’t Blink: Her 8th Birthday”

My Summer vs. My kids’ Summer

I’m linking up with Mama Kat’s writers workshop again this week. Her 5th prompt jumped out at me pretty much right away: Your summer vs. Your kids summer. I’m probably not alone in thinking that my summer looks pretty different from my kids’ summer. Not in a bad way, just different. Their summer so far has lookedContinue reading “My Summer vs. My kids’ Summer”