Thoughts I’ve Had on the First Week of School

We’re one week into the first year of both the boys being in school, and even though they came through unscathed I’m feeling like I made it through the first round of basic training. Between school starting, the fall baseball season starting, craziness at work (we’re moving offices), and additional family outings? I’m spent ....more

Learning Jedi Engineering Skills with Play-Well!

If there are two things I have become immersed in since I became a “boymom” they’re Star Wars and LEGOs. That’s not to say that ONLY boymoms deal with those two obsessions, but they seem to be rampart in my house. The boys spend more time building racing speeders and rebel camps with LEGOs than they do anything else, and the amount of Star Wars-related LEGO sets, mini-figures, and books we have could fill a small museum ....more

Top Ten Reasons to Vacation at Schlitterbahn, New Braunfels

If you follow me on Instagram, you’re aware that my family loves them a good waterpark. We have season passes to a smaller, local park here in the DFW area, and I’m pretty sure that we got our monies worth within the first two weeks of summer break – but if you live anywhere near the vicinity of Texas, there’s really only one waterpark to visit … Schlitterbahn. Here’s a look inside our 2 night stay and vacation at Schlitterbahn, New Braunfels – and the top ten reasons you should go too! 1 ....more

Growing Up & Out of the Sweet Spot

Every morning the Husband and I listen to the local news as we get ready for work. Yesterday, as I stood in our closet, trying to decide what to wear, a news story came on about a Santa Claus convention happening this week in Denmark. As I looked up at the screen, plastered with 1000 “Santas”, all partying in the street, I immediately looked to my bedroom door to make sure it was shut – so that my kids wouldn’t see ....more

A letter to our housekeeper

Dear Sarah, Welcome to our home. THANK YOU for being here. It needs you ....more

And so, I did

I wrote a post last week about how tired and stressed I was. This evening I left work and while sitting in traffic thought to myself, “screw it. I’m tired of feeling like this.” So tonight I picked up takeout, picked up the boys, and we headed home for a quick and mostly unhealthy dinner ....more

Never-Ending Dust Bunnies

How do you get it all done? The cleaning. The shopping ....more

Seven Years Old

Tomorrow, the big kid turns seven years old. Right now, the husband is in the other room agonizing over which songs he should put on the new iPod we bought the Mouse for his birthday. He takes this stuff (music) super seriously, and he’s definitely been at the computer for at least an hour and a half, making up playlists and selecting the perfect music for his oldest son to fall in love with ....more

Working towards the point

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” In March, I started working towards serval personal fitness goals. I started eating healthier – watching what, and how much I was eating ....more

Dear Jason Voll – Thank you

Dear Jason, You might not remember me, but we met last fall when I happened to be visiting Philly for a work conference, and my lovely friend (your wife) Erica agreed to take an evening off from the kids and meet me downtown for dinner and drinks. It was a great night out – I loved getting to see a blogging friend, and meeting you was awesome. If I remember correctly you guys were total jerks and picked up the check – even after much protesting by yours truly (no really, I was on an expense account you should have let me pay) ....more