The Toys R Us Kid in Me is Sad

The Toys R Us Kid in Me is Sad
Growing up, a trip to Toys R Us was practically along the level of what going to Disney World is for today’s generation of children. Maybe not to that extreme exactly, but it was pretty up there as something my siblings and I looked forward to. I mean, it wasn’t like we actually took family... Read more »

Too much homework is really a thing...

Too much homework is really a thing...
My daughter started Kindergarten last school year. She did fairly well, making honor roll throughout the school year. Her teacher praised her regularly, and she won first place in the all-school spelling bee. As parents, we are extremely proud of our little lady. What parent wouldn’t be proud of their child excelling across subjects with... Read more »

Like most things, Super Bowl Parties were better in college

Like most things, Super Bowl Parties were better in college
I’m not a football fan. Never have been, and I probably never will be. I’ve been to college games, attended several super bowl parties, but have yet to actually enjoy the game. I have a pretty decent understanding of it, just don’t really have a true interest in it. All that said, I still enjoy... Read more »
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That one time I had to say goodbye to college life

That one time I had to say goodbye to college life
Naturally, in 30+ years, I’ve had to say goodbye to people, places and things. It’s the way of the world, and we all have to prepare ourselves for those moments throughout life. Saying goodbye to people is by far the hardest, however tonight, I’m writing about a goodbye I rarely ever think about. My goodbye... Read more »

6 Indoor Spots For Fall and Winter Kids Birthdays In Chicago

6 Indoor Spots For Fall and Winter Kids Birthdays In Chicago
Tomorrow is the first day of fall, even if it doesn’t feel like it outside just yet. While we’re happy about the extended summer weather, we all know it will soon come to an end. For those of us with children born in the fall and winter months, we’re often charged with the task of... Read more »

Sorry Not Sorry: Kids Cry and Flights are no Exception

Sorry Not Sorry: Kids Cry and Flights are no Exception
I’m the type of person who may occasionally apologize for being bumped into, walking past someone, or other things that typically only warrant an “excuse me” or similar response. I’m not sure if it’s a woman thing, but I often find myself saying sorry for things that I’m not at fault for. One thing I... Read more »
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Memes Aside, Kindergarten Graduation is a Big Deal

Memes Aside, Kindergarten Graduation is a Big Deal
Lately, I’ve seen a lot of meme’s floating around about how parents do way too much for Kindergarten graduations. I’m sure this has been a running joke for many years, however this year it caught my attention, for an obvious reason. My baby will be graduating from Kindergarten in a few weeks, and it’s definitely... Read more »

Why Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week is Important

Why Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week is Important
As a first-time school parent, I’ve learned so much this year.  Being a parent to a school-aged child has drastically changed so many aspects of our lives. For starters, it required us to have a more traditional routine with homework, bedtime and more. It also afforded me the opportunity to take advantage of more of... Read more »

That one time I thought I was grown, until I really grew up

That one time I thought I was grown, until I really grew up
One of the things most of us can remember saying, is that we couldn’t wait to grow up and become adults. I can’t personally remember how old I was when I said it for the first time, but I’m sure it was said. What I can remember, is the first time that I really felt... Read more »
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How becoming a school mom ruined my blog life....

How becoming a school mom ruined my blog life....
Ok so maybe my title is a bit drastic, but it’s kind of true. My last post on here was in the summertime, right before we started preparing for Go-2Girlie’s (formerly Go-2-Baby) school debut. I was extremely nervous, and excited at the same time. I’ve always struggled to find time to write while managing my... Read more »