One of the things that Thomas and I started doing 2 ½ years ago, when we begin dating, was setting aside time deliberately on a weekly basis for date night.
Just he and I usually. Sometimes with friends but NEVER with kids!
Sometimes it is a sexy dress with heels for me and a suit for him. Sometimes it is jeans and UGG boots with a puffy zip-up vest. Continue reading “Why Date Night Is Non-Negotiable”
So I’m driving across town for the second time today and the sixth time this week to go pick up my girls from water polo. It made me stop and think about how we as parents sacrifice the best years of our lives to put such a huge amount of time into getting the next generation of humans launched.
My parents and all they did for me came to mind. Immediately while I was in this thought process I flashed back to when I was 17 (and that makes my dad about 38) and going to prom. Continue reading “The Parenting Marathon”
Yes!!! I made it! I feel normal again. It’s the morning after one of those crap nights where I feel like I want to kick a brick.
Last night was the worst! It’s weird every once in a while I get blue for no reason. I mean nothing is wrong. Everything is fine at home and there’s no reason to be so down. Continue reading “Eating the Whole Pantry When I Feel Blue”
Not all technological advances are as beneficial as we would have originally thought as parents. We have a new system that is great in theory. I mean I guess it is. It’s kind of sucking in this household though!
It gives us as parents daily updates on our children’s progress at school. I hate it. I don’t want to know. I just want to send them to school clean and well fed in the morning and have them come home with a good attitude and straight A’s. Neither is happening. Continue reading “Kids Under Contract”
Saw that on a sign while I was driving up North. Rang true for me. I’ve been making small changes. A couple bites of pie instead of a huge piece. Twenty minutes of the day, at least five days a week, getting on the exercise bike. Continue reading “Small Changes Add Up to Big Results”