Category: Updates

Vacation Planning

This last week we vacationed in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. If you like being outdoors, being active, beautiful scenery and perfect weather this place is for you. If planning vacations was a hobby, I swear it would be mine. I have been known to plan trips that we have yet to take or maybe will never take. I enjoy…

18 in 2018 Revisited

Well, we are over half way through the year, and Baby L has definitely reprioritized my year. I thought it might be fun to go back to my original list and see how I was doing against the objectives I set for myself this year. Remember way back in December when I decided to pursue 18 key objectives for this year;…

Help Your Future Self: How I Start My Best Day

I believe in the power of having a morning routine. Taking control of your day using each morning as an opportunity to start on the right foot, and using your established systems and routines as the foundation for a successful day. If you feel successful in your morning, your confidence, motivation and discipline will follow you through the rest of your…

Shiny and Perfect

I don’t know about you, but this rainy, cloudy, cold weather the last few weeks has really got me down. This dreary weather has greatly impacted my mood and I just feel off. The brief glimpse of the sun yesterday gave me hope that better days are near, and it feels appropriate to share this latest post today as we…

The Family That Runs Together

This weekend, we participated in a St. Patrick’s Day 5k. Since Jason and I only do a select few races each year, we like to pick the races that are slightly more fun for our kids to join in.  Running with a 6 year-old and a 4-year-old can be challenging, but we have mastered the divide and conquer method for…

The Angel Watching Over Me

I wrote this last year, and I cant help but share it again today because it is still exactly how I feel about the loss of my grandma. Originally published on 3/17/17 Six years ago, on March 15th, my grandma passed away. My grandma was the first person that I have lost that I continue to miss every single day,…

Counting Down Until Bedtime

Raise your hand if you have ever counted down the minutes until your kid’s bedtime?  Yep, me too, and there was a time when I felt like I did this more nights than not. Once the kids were in bed, it was finally my time. It was the 90 minutes of my day that were mine, all mine and no…

Check-In On Your Goals: An 18 in 18 Update

Can you believe that it is March? The first few months of 2018 have really flown by, and I thought it would be a great time to check in on the goals that we set for the year. Remember way back in December I decided to pursue 18 key objectives this year to support me on my journey for greater…

“It’s All My Fault”

Last weekend, my four year-old son Shane broke his arm, and I felt responsible. That Saturday morning, Jason and I had decided to take a class at our gym. We arrived that morning, signed the kids into child watch and headed to our class.  As we were finishing a grueling HIIT spin class, the child care staff came to get…

Lessons from a 7 Year-Old’s Skate Party

Have you ever had one of those parenting moments that just made you think to yourself “I did it!” “I am rocking this parenting shit right now”? These moments happen every now and again and sadly feel too far in between. My most recent proud parenting moment happened at the dreaded school friend birthday party. This particular party was a…