I live with my hubby and two daughters just outside Seattle.  I used to work as a Project Manager for a Large Software Company but now I'm running a couple of microbusinesses and living the life of "leisure" as a stay-at-home mama.  In my tiny bit of spare time, I blog, tweet, and make stuff.

My Blogs

Ready to Run

I have a love-hate, on-and-off, breakup and get back together again relationship with exercise. ...more

Blogging the Remodel: The Nicest Bathroom I've Ever Had

I've had a few friends hassling asking me nicely for photos of our completed home addition/remodel project. There are many reasons I haven't posted them yet, except for a few quick ones on Instagram. ...more

Just another sad love song

I have been putting off writing this post because I just can't find the words to do it. ...more

Temporary Solo Parenting: How Am I Going to Be An Optimist About This? Six Ways.

I would not trade my husband for anything - he truly shares parenting with me and now that BabyM is no longer breastfeeding, he is 100% interchangeable with me where kid tasks are concerned. The one time that's not awesome is when he needs to go out of town. Fortunately it's pretty rare (2 one-week trips in the past year), but during the time he's gone it feels like an *eternity* ....more

Currently: February 2014

Ooh, a new month, which means I can be lazy and write a "Currently" post and call it good. I haven't felt like blogging much lately. Sushi with my Big Girl LOVING - Our newly finished house!!! ...more

All Things in Time: Guest Post at

I was asked to write a guest blog post...more

And this is all we need

Since we cut our family income in half almost exactly a year ago, when my paid maternity leave ended, we have re-assessed a lot of the solutions we were using for convenience. Though I love Amazon Fresh grocery delivery with all my heart and soul, we couldn't justify the higher prices and $75 minimum order, so I stopped using it. For the items we buy regularly it was cheaper for me to go to Whole Foods (!) ....more

The Lists of 10 and Making JustALittle Progress on Goals

This is another one of those posts where ideas I've read in different places come together and make me think that maybe I'm not *always* wasting time online. Hah, who am I kidding, I waste prodigious amounts of time online. I finally finished Scott Berkun's Mindfire...more

Lately I've been losing sleep

BabyM is not a good sleeper. I won't go so far as to say she's a BAD one, because I know it could be MUCH worse. But at 15 months, I can count on two hands the number of times she has slept through an entire night without waking, and I'm not close to running out of fingers ....more

Currently: January 2014

Inspired by Allison, I'm doing a Currently post for this month. It's hard to believe 2014 is well underway already!READING - Struggling to find time to finish Scott Berkun's Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds. It's 2 weeks overdue at the library and I'm reading it for continuing education credit for my PMP Project Management certification ....more