2013 Mother of The Year Winner: Missed School Events Edition

I don't get to do that much at N's school. Even though I have an amazing boss who works really hard to let us participate in events during the day, there are a lot of things I just can't get to. Luckily, Nicholas understands that and has never been upset when neither William nor I can do something. Today was not one of those days. I could have made it to the end-of-year awards ceremony. It … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Redux


I'm back! In the whole healthy-eating, getting fit thing, I mean. Like so many other times, I stopped for a bit, and now I'm picking it back up. I'm okay with that. The good news is that I've only gained back about 4 pounds of the 15 or so I lost starting last March. That's pretty huge progress for me since I'm really good at re-gaining lost weight. I've also gained back about five inches … [Read more...]

Beyond Thankful

Grandmas Brood

For many years, November has been hard for me. This year, though, I made a huge effort to stay ahead of the sad and concentrate on being really thankful for what I have and who I am. For the most part, I succeeded. There were definitely hard parts to the month, and I'm still coming away from some of those feelings now; but, it was so much better than it's been before. With that being said, I'm … [Read more...]

When I Am Rich

When I am rich, I will... have a housekeeper, buy hardcover books, volunteer at the kids' schools, get manicures and pedicures every two weeks, go back to school, own a house with a small yard, go on vacation, have a craft room, have a swimming pool, become a librarian, have another baby, get a big dog, exercise every day, sponsor an artist, give money to PBS and … [Read more...]