Desktop Beverage Station for the WIN!

Since I’ve recently returned to work there are some easy days and some hard days, but one thing is for certain, I am glad to be back at work.Here are 5 things I woke up thankful for today:...more

Just a Housewife?

Just when I thought I had nothing to write about, along comes another campaign faux pas. I am so grateful for people who say stupid things.I cannot believe in 2012 this is still a hot button issue.A Democratic ‘strategist’ named Hilary Rosen made the off-handed remark that Ann Romney was not qualified to discuss the economy because she had “never worked a day in her life”.Even I, someone notorious for putting my foot in my mouth, would be hard pressed to come up with a more idiotic statement than that....more

It's Going to be one heck of a busy week

My husband is in his second semester of grad school and it is killing us. Not to mention that our sex life is down to about once or twice per week plus I have to bear the brunt of parenting and household duties. What bothers me the most is, his school is about 40mins from home which makes it stressful for him to drive home after his 5pm class and then rush back to meet with his group for a project they need to finish which extends to midnight. So he ends up staying in school and sleeps in the library two or three times a week. I know, its ridiculous but his program is not forgiving at all....more

Fitness Expiriment: Move Like An Eight Year Old

Fitness resolutions are a drag.  Getting to the gym in January is cold, dark and tedious.  So how can you improve your fitness without being so serious?  I have decided that the solution is to “move like an eight year old”. ...more

Working moms multitask 48.3 hours/week ... and like it less than dads do

It's no surprise that moms multitask more than dads (48.3 hours/week vs. 38.9 hours/week); though I must admit that I was shocked to hear dads multitask 38.9 hours/week! I wonder if this means watching football and surfing the Web ... which is about the only time my husband can multitask. (This is no secret by the way. He'll be the first to admit it.)But I was also surprised to read that women find multitasking to be a much more negative experience - until I thought about it more ... and kept reading. ...more

technology rehab

When I was growing up, we didn’t have cell phones.  We didn’t have email.  What we did have, located in the smack center of our house on the kitchen wall (adorned with 1970’s fern wallpaper), was a regular home telephone....more

31 Days.. Leave the Nest Momma

Last night I had a terrible dream. In my dream I dropped Lala off at kindergarten with no snacks or lunch and forgot to pick up Little Em from daycare.I think I might be starting to feel a little uneasy about the changes that are coming next month....more

There’s Gotta Be A Way

 Someway, somehow – when I wasn’t looking – my tiny babies got big.And during that time the debate between being a stay-at-home-mom vs. working mother raged on. I am a working mother and I make no apologies for that. The Mrs. Cleaver ideal still persists: the perfect mother, waiting at home with a plate of homemade cookies and tall cool glass of bottled milk....more

Work by Day, Blog by Night

Am I crazy?  Maybe so.  Unlike most mommy bloggers I work full-time outside of the home.  I guess I am one of those people that try to add on another hat to keep the rest of them from falling.  Recently I did not receive a promotion that I worked very hard for.  I know I deserved the promotion so it was hard when I received the news.  However, I believe all things happen for a reason and it has fueled my fire.  I am still giving 100% at work by day but, I have also decided to step up my blogging at night. ...more

When I went back to work full time after my second maternity leave, I had to make up some time - ...more

The Lazy Days of Summer

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, a time to celebrate those who have served our country, spend time with family, barbeque, and hit the pool for the first time. For me, it has always marked the beginning of summer....more