First Day of Preschool Derailed by Lunchbox

We were all set for the first day of school. The school bag was packed, school shirts were washed and ready, and we got a new fancy lunchbox that could hold twice as much as his lunchbox from last year. He was so excited he had to try it on and then put things in … Continue reading First Day of Preschool Derailed by Lunchbox

I Got the Playstation Thumb. Don’t Worry, It’s Not Terminal.

A weird thing happens when you get older. You go and do perfectly normal things, things you do all the time like getting out of bed or bending over to pick something up, and all of a sudden you are injured. A muscle gets pulled, a tendon gets tweaked, and then you spend a week in … Continue reading I Got the Playstation Thumb. Don’t Worry, It’s Not Terminal.

Back to Work, Book Update, Hybrid Publishing and a Kickstarter

I took a bit of a break from blogging and constant social media posting over the summer. I kept things going at a minimum and popped online here and there when needed so things didn't completely fizzle. But overall, it was really nice to get offline and spend time with family. My son starts preschool … Continue reading Back to Work, Book Update, Hybrid Publishing and a Kickstarter

Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

A lot of my "over-40" cosplay choices are not quite the same as the characters I chose in my 20's. Add in the post-baby bod issues and an emphasis on family-friendly choices that cover most of my bits and that cancels out most the costumes from my 30's as well. But some costumes I just … Continue reading Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

I Can’t Wait for Kindergarten

As I read the thousandth post this month about a mom being sad her "baby" is starting kindergarten, I started to wonder... What's wrong with me? Why don't I feel that way? Am I some kind of cold momster because I've been practically counting down the days to kindergarten since he was an infant? Honestly, … Continue reading I Can’t Wait for Kindergarten

When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

As a busy mom, I'm always trying to do a million things. Laundry, clean the house, feed the kid, shower, maybe even attempt to exercise. My son is also trying to do a million things. Create more laundry, harass the cat, plant LEGO landmines, get everything dirty, and also- get me to play with him. … Continue reading When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

It Sounded Like a Good Idea After Wine

A funny thing happens after a couple glasses of wine. While I normally try to maintain a "can-do attitude," my can-do becomes multiplied into "I'm an expert" proportions. Combine that with checking e-mail or cruising Facebook and it sometimes results in things I may question the next day. Nothing weird! Just an overblown sense of … Continue reading It Sounded Like a Good Idea After Wine

Simply Earth’s August Essential Oil Recipe Box is All About the Face

Simply Earth sent me a complimentary box from their essential oil recipe subscription box service in exchange for an unboxing, so I had my son help me mix up some fun recipes from this month's box which focused on facial skin care. Let's hope I didn't scare him too bad with that spooky sheet mask! … Continue reading Simply Earth’s August Essential Oil Recipe Box is All About the Face

Week in Review: LEGOs, Roller Skating, Upcoming Events and codeSpark

This past week we built a LEGO car, managed to not break anything on Adult Skate Night, rsvp'd to two fun events and got a jump start on coding for kids with codeSpark. Week in Review - July 20 - 26 We did our first LEGO build We've gotten a lot of LEGO sets since … Continue reading Week in Review: LEGOs, Roller Skating, Upcoming Events and codeSpark

Keeping in Touch During Deployment with the Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Frame

My husband is currently deployed, and now that we have a son, I'm always trying to think of ways to keep him a part of our daily lives. The Nixplay Seed Cloud Digital Photo Frame is helping me do that by making "new photos from daddy" a fun part of our day. Nixplay sent me … Continue reading Keeping in Touch During Deployment with the Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Frame