Tag: Love

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday
Today we are celebrating twelve years of our thoughtful son.  We all set our alarms extra early this morning to celebrate him with donuts before he caught the middle school bus at 7:20 a.m. 1.  Who is your favorite person in the whole world? Pass 2. What is your favorite color?  Yellow 3.  What is... Read more »

14 things I've learned in 14 years of marriage

14 things I've learned in 14 years of marriage
Today is our 14th wedding anniversary.  I remember the cold autumn day after Halloween in snippets.  I remember the morning getting ready with the lovely ladies in my life, almost tripping on my dress walking down the aisle, dancing with our friends and a post wedding bar encounter with the real life Fabio. Since that... Read more »

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday
My little girl turns nine today!  This year she embraced a new house, neighborhood, school and friends and has impressed me with her resilience, kindness and knowledge.  I’m proud of the strong girl she is growing into and my heart swells when I watch her dance and create art, songs, stories and games. She is... Read more »
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Saying goodbye to my dog

Saying goodbye to my dog
Thirteen Mays ago my husband and I, then newlyweds, adopted an adorable puppy.  This puppy got very big and ruined carpet, ate toys, stole napkins along with our hearts. He frustrated me with his constant need for attention and his white dog hair on everything from my black pants to my yoga mat. His wagging... Read more »

Last-minute Valentine's day

Last-minute Valentine's day
Unlike past years, I am busy and not prepared and ready for Valentine’s Day tomorrow.  With all the recent birthdays, I am trying to limit sugar intake, yet found a few last-minute ways to still make Valentine’s Day special. This morning I sent three copies of this sweet i-love-you-because-printable to my printer.  My plan is to fill out... Read more »

Date nights at home

Date nights at home
If you are like me, you enjoy being at home.  I love my house and most evening there is no place I would rather be than inside it. I do crave date night with my man and sometimes have to remind myself that it possible and super fun to have them without leaving the house.... Read more »
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Partner yoga is a healthy and bonding valentine activity

Partner yoga is a healthy and bonding valentine activity
I do love the concept behind Valentine’s Day. It is a nice reminder to celebrate the love between partners, parents, friends, children and special people in our lives. With that being said, over the years the emphasis has shifted more to the kids and less towards special night between me and my husband. We’ve had... Read more »

Don't say love Mom, it's embarrassing

Don't say love Mom, it's embarrassing
“Mom, something really embarrassing happened at school today.”  My boy told me as I picked him up from his Lego Architects after school program. “Oh no! What happened?” I responded envisioning his pants falling down or him having an accident in the bathroom. “The notes you wrote me in my lunch fell out and some... Read more »

Mail a Valentine's Day Card Today

Mail a Valentine's Day Card Today
I’ve been ignoring Valentine’s Day even though it has been in all the stores since before 2012 even began. That changed today when I got sucked into a sparkling, red wonderland at Target.  Between both kids we have to have 50 signed valentines next week.  I decided it was time to get in the spirit.... Read more »
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Kim Kardashian Doesn't Understand Marriage is Serious

Kim Kardashian Doesn't Understand Marriage is Serious
My gut is telling me I should stay away from writing anything related to The Kardashians, yet here I am typing out that famous last name.  Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband Kris Humphries less than two months after walking down the aisle.  That doesn’t even give them time to get settled... Read more »