Mommy It Hurts

I've been wanting to write this for a week now. Almost to the day. On this day a week ago my son's beloved hamster died. He found the furry little guy in his cage already gone when he went to take him out to play. Ham Diggity was 2 1/2, which is a pretty good... Continue Reading →

Cleaning Up

I have some OCD tendencies.  I'll admit it.  I like things a certain way and it drives me mad when they aren't that way.  In fact I tend to hit a bit of a depression when I am overwhelmed by a messy and disorganized house, which was often the case when I would come home... Continue Reading →

My Boys

In some ways I think my boys are more demanding of my attention than my daughter.   My boys are very sweet little guys. At nine years old they are far more kind and caring than I could have hoped for. They don't wrestle with each other or hit. They adore their sister and idolize their... Continue Reading →

Big Shoes To Fill

I'm quite sure somewhere along the way someone has told you that being a parent isn't easy, and well I'm here to confirm it.  There is a lot of pressure to get it right.  To not screw up your children.  To make good people.  There is this implication that this is a natural or even... Continue Reading →

Eastward Bound

When you've decided that change is what you need, figuring out what that looks like is a huge challenge.  There are so many things to consider, especially when you have three  little kids.  We looked at so many things like cost of living, opportunity and what would make us all happiest.  The decision was one... Continue Reading →

Join Them!

Video games are more popular than even and you'd be hard pressed to find a kid out there who hasn't played one. There's a lot of controversy and debate over the worth and problems that arise from our children being raised in a technical world, but honestly I believe it's like anything else, moderation is... Continue Reading →

Winds of Change

I had a dream. Well truthfully I've had many many dreams, but let's start with this one; home ownership.  I had a dream to own my own home and just shy of two years ago we made this dream come true when we bought our little house. It was very very run down and in... Continue Reading →

Good or Poor Sport?

I'm an only child.  Growing up I had friends to play with and my mom always instilled in my the importance of sharing and playing fair.  We didn't have video games and hardly watched TV, so we played a lot of games. I can remember playing with my grandparents and how much I loved it.... Continue Reading →

Satisfaction 

I think it's important to get satisfaction in many aspects of your life.  Everything in your life can't always make you happy or fulfilled, but you need to be able to derive satisfaction in even small ways to make the daily grind possible.   Some of us are lucky enough to achieve this professionally. We... Continue Reading →

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