Best Birthday Freebies (and Giveaway Winner!)

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first (but not last!) giveaway.  We appreciated the warm welcome, especially the great ideas for upcoming posts. Stick around to hear us address all of those topics (college savings plans, credit cards, student loans, investments, etc.). I told you--we're nerds, so we actually can't wait. Expect a lot of fun posts in between, too. The winner is.......more

Hiroshima, 1945

It’s my birthday. I’m thirty one years old, and although I’m still not sure whether I feel like a grownup or not, I’m now far enough in to this new decade to be able to say with confidence that I’m in my thirties....more

It's My Birthday, I'll Blog If I Want To!


The Birthday Hurdle

There is a mixed bag of emotion that comes every year on this day. At 1:23 pm, Wade and I became parents to a baby, who sported a tan, a perfectly round, bald head and eyes that were wide open almost immediately. My brother and sister in law have often spoken of watching Wade, walking down the hall with a very newborn Jeff in his arms, saying, "I got my boy." Little did we know that the journey we began the day he arrived would take us to down a path that we could not have imagined in either our wildest dreams or our worst nightmares....more

Ice Cream Birthday Bubbles: Non-Edible Classroom Treats

I'm in full birthday prep mode for Vaughn's birthday on Friday. Staying busy is an excellent way to not let those my baby is turning 5 thoughts creep into your head. Hmmm...changing the subject quickly, let's talk about classroom treats! ...more
@Denise Thank you Denise!more

Celebrate Your Birthday

My husband turned 40 years old. It was a big deal for me. I wanted to throw him a party he would remember forever. I wanted him to wake up to a jolly good morning that would make him want to chase unicorns and slide off the top of the rainbows (I am speaking metaphorically here. I did not plan to spike his coffee with LSD or anything.). I wanted him to dance on the tables, laugh until his belly hurts and get him in bed drunk with endorphines (and maybe some wine)....more


This blog is offline today as it's author is celebrating? another year lived!...more
Hey there, Jerrilynn! So happy for you and your yearly celebration. Happy Birthday. Enjoy each ...more

Who doesn't love a birthday?

So the blog may be a little slow as we're waiting for our FIRST product to review!!  For you now you just get to hear me gush about how adorable my kids are and how they're the most amazing kids in the world and all that fun stuff! ...more


Every birthday is a chance to start over and to reflect on the past year (or the past 28 years.)  I am starting my 29th year, in a new apartment, with a new roommate and many new plans for the future....more

Thirty Five

Today is the last day of January. The month I always consider to be the one lazy month of the year just flew by. We kept it calm and did it right as the time to chill after the chaos of the holidays. Filled it with tucked in weekends with family, lots of playing in the snow and not much else. Now we are heading into February. This is a month that for most may seem like just another long winter month (even though it's the shortest month of the year). However, I love February for two reasons....more