Kitchen Renovations

My husband and I moved into our home fifteen years ago as newly weds.  We had looked at many houses and found it hard to agree.  I wanted a house big enough to grow into, he was more concerned about being able to make the mortgage payments.  We finally found one we both thought could […]

Taking the 1st Step

Over the summer I did something for the first time that I both couldn’t wait to try and was absolutely petrified by at the same time.  What could that be, you ask?  Ziplining. Ziplining is something I’ve always want to try.  It seemed like a lot of fun zipping from place to place high up […]

Winning Isn’t Everything

With three kids in the house, two of which are boys, getting involved in sports was somewhat inevitable.  While we want our kids to learn the value of healthy competition, winning has never been our focus.  Instead we’ve always focused on participating in sports for the exercise and fun of it, not for the wining […]

10 Lessons Your Child Could Teach You

As adults, and especially parents, we tend to think we are the ones doing the teaching.  However, in reality, I find myself learning from my kids all the time.  Often, it is just a simple reminder to slow down and pay attention to what is happening around me.  These are 10 life lessons I think […]

Why I Volunteer

I have frequently been asked why I bother getting so involved in volunteering with my kids activities knowing that it is often headache inducing.  Yes, it is very often headache inducing, sometimes even tear inducing.  Sometimes I feel stressed out, unappreciated and taken for granted.  But here is the thing.  It also brings me joy.  […]

From Boys to Young Men: Adventures in Scouting

This weekend marked a new milestone in our family.  My second son, The Middle Child, crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. I’m incredibly proud of The Middle Child for sticking with Scouts.  Over the years his Den has grown and diminished in size several times, right down to this year when he became […]