Tag: Children

A day in Milwaukee

A day in Milwaukee
We decided to explore our neighboring state, Wisconsin, this Labor Day weekend and were surprised by the fun we had in Milwaukee.  Milwaukee borders our beautiful Lake Michigan and boasts award-winning, restaurants, museums, theaters, bike trails and golf courses. We visited the impressive Discovery World, which includes a science and technology center, in addition to... Read more »

Mom bloggers must stop by age 10

Mom bloggers must stop by age 10
My children are now 8 and 10 years old and I’ve realized I can’t write about them much anymore. It’s cathartic to be a mom blogger and write about breastfeeding, potty training, thumb sucking and all the many gross and frustrating issues and triumphs in the first decade of our offspring’s lives.  Yet, there is... Read more »

What I am reading: Eleven Hours

What I am reading: Eleven Hours
We are in South Carolina for our annual family beach vacation and I am reading the powerful Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens.  The acclaimed novel follows the daunting hours of labor, delivery and two soon-to-be mothers while slowly unveiling their interesting and complicated backgrounds. Erens accurately captures the emotions and events during the incredible journey of pregnancy... Read more »
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Things my daughter will not get rid of

Things my daughter will not get rid of
My daughter is a hoarder and has a very hard time getting rid of things.  She is extremely creative and comes up with very interesting art and games from scraps of paper, clothes sizes too small, lost puzzle pieces and fallen Barbie shoes. My girl is constantly taking things out of the recycling bag or... Read more »

Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining

Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining
Happy Friday and Earth Day!  Things have been very busy around here lately.  It is Spring Break, and I’ve been making a conscious effort to experience and appreciate our city. My husband and I loved the Avett Brothers last night at the Chicago Theatre.  The brothers and their band from North Carolina have a unique... Read more »

My favorite baby boy names

My favorite baby boy names
Thank you for sharing all your favorite baby girl names with me.  As promised, today I am revealing my favorite boy names.  I must admit this one took much longer than the girls list did.  Even though my days of naming children are behind me, I still find it fun to talk names.   Here are... Read more »
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My favorite baby girl names

My favorite baby girl names
I am past the baby naming stage, but still love learning, hearing and reading girl’s names and imagining names for brand new babies. In my opinion, naming a female is far easier than a male. Maybe it is because a lot of boy names are now used in naming girls (Max, Sawyer and Wyatt). Today... Read more »

Does punishing kids work?

Does punishing kids work?
I got punished often as a kid. I am sure it was well deserved and I think I turned out all right. I spent a lot of time in my room pretending to do my homework, writing in my journal and resentful of my parents, even though I now know they were doing their best.... Read more »

Help me make mornings less chaotic

Help me make mornings less chaotic
My morning began with my hard working husband up and out of the house before the sun came up.  I was already awake and a little restless, but extra cold from last nights snow and struggling to get up and start my day.  At 7 a.m. I force myself to get up and sweetly turn... Read more »
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Star Wars Yoga

Star Wars Yoga
Did you see the new Star Wars movie?  We went with the kids and my parents and my mom impressed us when she shared how she remembers waiting in line for tickets to see the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Previously, I had only seen a few of the six Star Wars films, but... Read more »