30 Things I'll miss about the first year

My baby turns one today.Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was laying on the couch practically in tears because I was soooo ready for her to be born?Wasn’t it just yesterday that she was falling asleep on my shoulder with those squishy cheeks and all eight of her chins?...more

10 Ways I'm Better Now Than I Was 10 Years Ago

It's my birthday! Woot! Woot! I am officially 35 years old! Leaving your twenties is tough. I remember having a hard time when I turned 30. Not anymore. I feel like this is the perfect age. (until next year... then THAT will be the perfect age) ...more
In many ways, absolutely! I wouldn't go back even if I had the choice! :)more

It's my Birthday! I am now officially 30!


No archery in the pizza place-a crazy birthday story

My family and I celebrated my son's 3rd birthday at a pizza buffet yesterday. Tuesday is kid's night at this restraunt.  Since it was kid's night, they had cotton candy, snow cones, and a clown making balloon animals. The clown's rule was that all children needed to eat their dinners first.  After that, they needed to quietly raise their hand and the clown would come over and make them a balloon animal.  I thought this was a great system.  My kids ate really well and then quietly raised their hands. ...more

Ten Birthday Wishes

Yesterday was my birthday.It was a wonderful day being thoroughly surprised by my husband, cupcakes at work, and lots of hugs from my amazing boys....more

I'm Seeing Green!

It’s not money.It’s not envy.It’s turtles.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I have a boy’s birthday party coming up and the desired theme was TMNT…that’s the cool way to say “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. And it just so happens that I know a lot about these TMNT. That’s the cool way to say that I am a cool mom....more

My birthday surprise: The dinner of my dreams at The French Laundry

I love surprises! I love to receive them, to observe them and to create them. Recently, I was the recipient of the most extravagant and very unexpected surprise. A surprise of gargantuan proportions! My husband invited me to the dinner of my dreams at The French Laundry!...more

6 Ways Turning 40 is a Lot Like Turning 4

My youngest just turned four on Tuesday and is acting like she has suddenly doubled her age.  Four is still young compared to her older sisters, but in her mind, she has officially made it into the Big Kid Club....more