Monthly Archives: September 2014

Turmoil and Tears

Unfortunately, tears are not uncommon at our house. Someone is always getting hurt it seems, and this is especially true for Owen. So, last night when I heard a small commotion and tears that followed, I wasn’t completely surprised. Nor was I surprised that, Owen, was the person that had fallen victim to the most recent incident.

Welcoming Fall

According to my calendar, yesterday was the first day of Fall. I, however, didn’t need to look at my calendar to know the changing of seasons was upon us. The shorter days, the crisp air in the morning, the trees beginning to have hints of color, and the combines in the fields are evidence enough for me to realize, like it or not, Fall is definitely here.

This past weekend I decided to decorate my front porch to reflect this new season.

As Ruthie and I began placing gourds and pumpkins on the porch, our young, very inquisitive neighbor came over.

Alcohol and Underpants

I was recently invited to a bridal shower. It was a themed shower – A liquor and lingerie shower to be more exact.

Although I was unable to attend, I still wanted to send a gift. I attempted to browse Pinterest for some inspiration. While I could find plenty of invitations for such a party, finding clever gift ideas proved be a little more difficult. However, I finally stumbled across an idea that I thought would work.

Here is the Pinterest version of this gift:


Crashing into Motherhood

The adage, “Better late than never”, may very well be my personal motto.

My co-worker recently had a baby. And while I think most people shower expectant mothers with gifts prior to their delivery, I waited until she returned from her maternity leave.

I had recently seen a “Mommy Survival” jar on Pinterest. I really liked the idea, therefore I decided to create my own version. We work in a hospital, so I decided to make it inspired by that as well.

I started with a plastic container…


 And an array of items.


A Typical Day Turned Aytpical

Yesterday started off like many other days.

I scrambled out the door with three kids in tow.

I dropped them off at school.

I went to Mass (Okay, let me just say – I do not do this daily, but I do like to go during the week when I can).

I stopped at the grocery for a few things – I am now realizing I forgot to buy the broccoli for the broccoli cheese soup I was going to prepare for supper tonight. Oops!


Mom on the Go

I am like most Moms, I believe.

I own and operate a Mom taxi.

Every day after school there is some place to be.

I find myself spending a great deal of time gathering sports gear, and throwing it in the back of my SUV.

Now you may ask, “Why don’t your kids do this before they leave for school?”

Well, the answer is actually pretty simple – If I want to run any errands during the day, I don’t have room for all their gear in my truck.