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Replace Anger with Loving Kindness

Replace Anger with Loving Kindness
I read these words recently and jotted them down in my iPhone notes section to remember and use as a mantra. “Replace Anger with Loving Kindness.” When we are running late for camp and my daughter can’t find her shoes, then wants to go back upstairs to find a specific stuffed animal, my son has... Read more »

How to create a rainbow Inside Out birthday party

How to create a rainbow Inside Out birthday party
My daughter’s summer birthday barbecue is one of the only annual parties we have at our home. I enjoy party planning, but admittedly end up stressed. This year we comprised on a rainbow and Inside Out theme.  My goal in sharing this with you, to help or give you ideas to make your next party... Read more »

Fifteen Hours of Six Flags Great America

Fifteen Hours of Six Flags Great America
7:00 a.m. I wake up make myself black coffee, bummed we are out of milk, and find breakfast for the kids. Then I sit down at my computer to research Six Flags Great America.  My son earned a free pass for reading 200 hours from his school and it expires tomorrow. 8:30 a.m. Husband wanders... Read more »
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Everything you need to know about henna

Everything you need to know about henna
The other night I was invited to the cutest art gallery/store to mingle and try out henna.  The body art has always impressed me and I’ve been eager to learn more about the intricate, natural and non-permanent form of self-expression. According to Silk and Stone: “The art of henna (called mehndi in Hindi & Urdu)... Read more »

A Pinky Swear messed up my Monday in the best way

A Pinky Swear messed up my Monday in the best way
Do you look forward to Mondays?  I oddly do.  Monday is my day to be alone in my home, to get caught up on work and life while getting laundry under control.  After a fun, hot and busy weekend, I was even more in need of a quiet day to recharge. Sadly, my girl didn’t... Read more »

Am I paying for a facial to be told my skin is horrible?

Am I paying for a facial to be told my skin is horrible?
My mom, sister and I escaped for a luxurious spa weekend at Kohler Spa to celebrate my sister turning forty and fabulous.  We splurged for the occasion and chose to go to the nicest spa in driving distance from Chicago. My sister and I both booked 80-minute facials (My sis got chose the Micro-Current Lifting Facial... Read more »
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Two Vacations and a Wedding

Two Vacations and a Wedding
Our luck had it that our annual family vacation and an old friend’s destination wedding happened back to back this June.  The stars aligned and just when we all needed it most, we were able to leave reality and first head to the beach in South Carolina. The kids have been coming here since they... Read more »

Be Safe in the Water

Be Safe in the Water
I’m writing from the hot beach in South Carolina and am very thankful for our swim lessons as it has tremendously improved my ability to enjoy the ocean now that my kids finally know how to swim. But, I still worry, especially in the ocean. I think it is important this time of year to... Read more »

Remembering Bubby Sarah

My husband’s grandma passed away at age 93 yesterday.  Although, I’ve known her for a small part of her long life, the 15 years that she was a part of my life were enriched because of her. We met at our college graduation in 1999. Bubby Sarah was very proud to walk down the aisle... Read more »
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The one household item I never owned

The one household item I never owned
Is it weird that I never owned an iron? Maybe I was too dependent on the dry cleaners, or were we simply walking around wrinkled? Ironically, the reason I ended up getting one was not even to prevent creases and folds, but for an art project with my daughter. Maybe even funnier is I asked... Read more »
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