When Context Means Everything…..

The other night as I was leaving my 7-year-old’s bedroom at bed time, he was throwing out some conversation to prolong my stay. He told me that the book that he brought home from school to read to us had a really hard word in it. I gave some kind of response like “oh, yeah?”, […]

Read-Aloud Funny with my 4-year-old

My 4-year-old and I were reading a Blues Clues library book together for the first time this morning. I was reading the words, and pausing to let her name what was in the pictures for me. We got to this page, and I paused waiting for her to say “blocks”. Her answer was “rojo and […]

Journey to Fit Mamahood: What’s Working {Part 2}

So, a while ago I posted about my Journey to Fit Mamahood, What’s Working. Since that last post, I’ve been sticking to a pretty good workout routine, and trying to formulate this next post in my head for you all. Before I go any further, I want to put this out there:  This program does […]

Journey to Fit Mamahood: What’s Working {Part 1}

As I mentioned in my last post, I do NOT love exercising. Over the past few weeks I’ve been learning that much of what holds me back from being more fit is MINDSET. You know how people give you a list of things that you SHOULD be doing, and your think “yeah, yeah. {Plbbthht!}”. Well, […]

On the Road to Fit Mamahood

I  have a love-hate relationship with fitness.  My fitness track record is sporadic, at best. It turns out that I’m too wimpy for Jillian Michaels.  I’ve tried her Ripped in 30, and I can’t make it past the first week.  🙁 When I had my first child, I dropped weight VERY quickly.  I could eat […]

Indoor Snow Fun

The other day I was headed to work, and needed a project to keep my little one occupied (she comes to work with me). We have A LOT of snow outside – in fact, this was a picture from a storm that we had a few weeks ago that dumped three feet of snow in […]

“At” Words Printable Cards #preschool #ece

I made these “At” words cards for my newly-turned 4-year-old.  We’re still working on letter recognition/phonics, but she did really well with these! I thought I would make them as a printable download and share them with anyone that would like to use them. Enjoy!   “At” Words Cards Printables

Talking About the “I” Word {In Marriage}

Intimacy. Not too many people talk about it.  I mean, REALLY talk about it. For a lot of full-time Mommas, the LAST thing we want at the end of the day is ONE. MORE. PERSON. TOUCHING. US. {It’s called feeling “touched-out”.   And it’s totally common.} Of the people that DO talk about, I’ve noticed a […]

Date Night: Enabling Us to Be Better Parents

As parents of young kids, it’s easy to get so caught up in raising our children, that we forget to nurture our adult relationships.  I know that in the past I have felt guilty for taking time for myself. OR, I put so much into being a Mommy that I forget how to be a […]

Preparing for a Doozy of a Storm

Here in CT we’re preparing for 1-2 FEET of snow between today and tomorrow (oy!). We have been very fortunate during the last several storms where there were massive power outages all up and down the East Coast.  Being on the same power grid as the Police Department, we’ve only lost power for a few […]