Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax

I got to go to dinner recently with a couple of good friends that I've known for 25 years! We used to be crazy raver kids that danced until dawn, and now I have a kid and have to get home early so I can wake up at dawn. Times sure have changed, but our … Continue reading Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax

Making Memories with Cohas Chalk Art Milestone Boards

Scroll through Facebook on the first day of school or major holiday and you can't miss the kids holding up their milestone boards. Cohas.com, a small family-owned company that makes chalk art milestone boards and matching wall decals, sent us a few boards and decals to try out. I expect I'll be using these well-made … Continue reading Making Memories with Cohas Chalk Art Milestone Boards

The Great Escape: My First Escape Room Experience

I've been wanting to try an escape room, but been a little hesitant because I was also a tiny bit worried it would trigger some anxiety episode. I'm happy to say not only did I survive without an anxiety attack, but I actually enjoyed myself and want to do one again! I went to Escapology … Continue reading The Great Escape: My First Escape Room Experience

We Made Chocolate Emoji Bars and Totally Nailed It

My son loves chocolate and I love doing crafty things, so a "make your own emoji chocolate bars" kit sounded like the perfect blend of two of our favorite things. It looks fun! It looks easy! We got this! ...or do we? We started with this Chocolate Emoji Maker kit compliments of Zimpli Kids. The … Continue reading We Made Chocolate Emoji Bars and Totally Nailed It

Blogging and Social: Choosing Quality Over Quantity

I haven't been blogging and posting as much as lately. I've just been busy with life and not feeling the urge to share every detail. Unfortunately it seems in the world of social media, overshare is the norm and an expected part of being an "influencer" even if I am reluctant to call myself that. … Continue reading Blogging and Social: Choosing Quality Over Quantity

TeeRexTee Nerdy T-Shirt Giveaway Time

This week's giveaway is courtesy of TeeRexTee.com - a t-shirt shop featuring soft and stylish tees inspired by your favorite games, anime, TV shows and movies. I got a couple to try out myself and can vouch for their softness and good fit. They even have special Halloween designs! Scroll down for details on entering … Continue reading TeeRexTee Nerdy T-Shirt Giveaway Time

Would I Recommend Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom? No. Maybe. Sort Of…

After more than a decade running my own business, I closed up shop and decided to launch myself into the stay-at-home-mom world. Family and friends supported my choice, but now that the mental fog of toddlerhood is clearing and my son is in preschool, I'm not 100% sure if it was the right decision. I have … Continue reading Would I Recommend Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom? No. Maybe. Sort Of…

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