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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Why my daughter's room will never looks like the ones on Pinterest

Why my daughter's room will never looks like the ones on Pinterest
I love to browse Pinterest at the gorgeous and creative kids rooms.  I repeatedly feel a tightening in my heart, as I know my girl’s small room and sanctuary can never look as sleek and organized as the ones I admire. In reality, despite tons of organizers and hours spent placing items in correct places,... Read more »

Easy Art Projects that Kids Love

My daughter loves art.  She can sit for hours with a pad of paper and a box of markers.  It is incredible to watch the calm, creativity and focus she finds from crafts. Even better is when I mention the word project.  Her face lights up in a way that I always want to have... Read more »

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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When your child is smarter than you are

When your child is smarter than you are
There have been many qualities to describe me in life: sensitive, strong, positive and thoughtful but smart has never been one of them.  I am not saying that I am dumb, I graduated college with a degree and know that I have accomplishments.  I’ve never been a data person (I was never good at Trivia... Read more »

You are not Fat when you are Pregnant

You are not Fat when you are Pregnant
I stumbled upon this photo and found myself staring at it for awhile.  I remember my 28 year old husband taking these photos almost ten years ago.  I distinctly remember feeling fat and not confident in my body. Bringing myself back to that time, I vividly remember nervous for work meetings or night out because... Read more »

Do you follow Free Range Parenting?

Do you follow Free Range Parenting?
Have you heard of Free Range Parenting? Free Range Parenting is described on WebMD as a hands off approach to parenting and Free Range Kids is a site the explains how to raise safe-reliant children (without going nuts with worry). The concept is one that I can get behind.  I’ve always been uncomfortable with the... Read more »
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Chicago Mom and Wishcraft Workshop Owner Shares How She Does it All

Chicago Mom and Wishcraft Workshop Owner Shares How She Does it All
A couple months ago I was invited to join a group called Moms in Business.  Besides my own personal pride, I quickly found out that these women are smart, helpful, kind, honest, resourceful and supportive. I struggle with balancing my marriage and my business (it still is hard for me to admit and believe I’ve... Read more »
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