That time I met New Kids on the Block

That time I met New Kids on the Block

Happy holidays! Since I like to focus on all things fabulous here, I wanted to share one of the best days of my childhood with you. I always get a bit nostalgic about this at this time of the year because when I was 13, I got tickets to see New Kids on the Block [...]

I swore I’d never run again—and then I did

I swore I’d never run again—and then I did

I did Couch to 5K back in 2011 and did one race, but my back and hips didn't love that I was running. By that summer, I was in a lot of pain and hung up my running shoes. I never really wished I could run again until both of my boys started running cross [...]

Musings from a busy fall

Fall is always an active time in our household, with the start of a new school year, after school sports, Saturday cross country meets and getting ready for the holiday season. There’s a part of me that loves the fresh start of a new school year. There’s another part of me that hates it. There’s [...]

The Elementary School Drop-off and Pick-up Woes!

Dismissal time from school—ask many moms who pick their children up and the stories will just start.  You’ll hear stories of people nearly getting hit people or of cars getting dinged.  You might hear stories about parents yelling at each other or using hand gestures to communicate their frustrations to each other.  You’ll hear about [...]

It’s amazing what brings me back…..

I was recently looking for some information on my university’s website.  As I was looking through the site, trying to find what I was researching, I came across the flow sheet for my major. I got goose bumps. Why, you wonder? When I was trying to apply to my university in the spring of 2011, [...]

Yes, kids grow up too fast, but…..

They can be a lot of fun when they are older.  My boys both have birthdays next month and my oldest will be 12 and my youngest will be 9.  I sometimes wonder where the time has gone, but they are at ages now that are fun.  They can joke, they are pretty self-sufficient (I [...]

It’s tough to be a parent on days like today

When 9/11 occurred, my oldest son was three months old exactly that day.  In my mind, three months old was supposed to be a turning point.   I remember waking up that morning with a sense of hope—hope that this little person I brought into the world would start being a bit fun.  I hoped that [...]