Life

“They don’t want you to know they are here yet”

“They don’t want you to know they are here yet”

In nursing school I took a child psychology class where they spent a good, ehhhhhh… 15 minutes on teaching us about children and imaginary friends. I vividly remember the hair standing up on the back of my neck as the instructor described children having full-fledged […]

Birthday Gift Ideas – Toys My Almost 5 Year Old Actually Plays With

Birthday Gift Ideas – Toys My Almost 5 Year Old Actually Plays With

Our child has more toys then she will ever play with.  I know, I know, I’m preaching to the choir here but as a self proclaimed minimalist this drives me nuts.  I’m of the philosophy “if it doesn’t get used at least once a week, […]

Good Monday

Good Monday

M and I started going to Orange Theory Fitness a few months ago.  I am of the school of “get in, sweat, get out”.  I know no-ones name or zodiac sign and if asked if I’ve had so-and-so in my class, I don’t have a […]

Raising Grace

Raising Grace

“A dark shadow passed over Bloom’s face. She picked up her bucket. She picked up her shovel. She took the girl by the hand. ‘I will show you the magic that can save your kingdom.’” I realized the other night while reading Bloom to my daughter […]

Friendship at 40

Friendship at 40

There’s not a word yet, for old friends who have just met ~ Jim Henson Recently I met a new friend, and not just ANY friend, I think this one is going to be a keeper. Which has me thinking… what does it take to […]

10 Fun Indoor Activities

10 Fun Indoor Activities

Staring down the barrel of another cold rainy/snowy weekend stuck inside with your wee people?  To save my sanity, and yours, here’s 10 fun activities to help make a great day for everyone (also, Aldi has a decent pink champagne for $5.99) 1.  Make 3 […]

The Wall of Love

The Wall of Love

Good gawd I realize what a cheesy name that is but it’s really what we call it and well, it’s really what it means to us. Shortly after our daughter’s 1st birthday we transferred from Alabama to Detroit.  Every move is emotional but this one […]