When you are only honest in your head: Mental replies versus reality.

We're supposed to be honest. We're also supposed to be nice. Here lies a real dilemma. Many times honesty is not nice. So we find ourselves stuck in a bizarre limbo between what we say and what we actually want to say. For example... Parenting advice: Parenting advice is frequently unsolicited. Unwanted and unneeded advice … Continue reading When you are only honest in your head: Mental replies versus reality.

Yeah I love you, but more importantly, I like you.

The hubs and I have been a thing for a long time now. Sometimes it feels longer and than others but nonetheless, I have always liked him. That may sound small but hear me out. He still makes me laugh. I like him for that. We have two awesome kiddos together. I love him for … Continue reading Yeah I love you, but more importantly, I like you.

Finding him: Discovering my husband all over again.

Marriage takes a toll on a relationship. That statement seems ridiculous but everyone knows it's true. The monotony of finances, chores, and general adulthood erodes the spontaneity and sexiness that once defined you as a couple.

The Ultimate “Me Time”: A Kid Free Vacation

Parenting by definition is stressful. Constantly being subjected to the energy sucking nature of kids takes a toll mentally, physically, and emotionally. There reaches a point where you have to make a choice. You have to choose your own well-being above all. For any parent this is by no means an easy task… but it … Continue reading The Ultimate “Me Time”: A Kid Free Vacation

Our crap filled Saturday night: A humorous take on septic back-up. 

It was a long and busy Saturday with my little family.   My husband and I were spent and so were the rugrats.  I put together a gourmet dinner of leftovers and then tossed all three kids into the tub.    The kiddos were having a good time in the tub.  This included draining and … Continue reading Our crap filled Saturday night: A humorous take on septic back-up. 

I just need 5-minutes: Hitting the breaking point

I do not have it in me right now.   My patience has been stretched beyond any form of natural limitations.   I can feel the jagged edges of my emotions sharpen.   The rawness of my temper is exposed.    I can feel a dull pressure build in my mind.   It is not … Continue reading I just need 5-minutes: Hitting the breaking point

Our real family photo… that went small town viral. 

We won a bag of free groceries.  That's how the whole thing started. We live in a small Midwestern town.   Our town is blessed to have any grocery store at all, let alone one that is incredibly active in the community.   This little store was celebrating 10-years in business.   There were tons … Continue reading Our real family photo… that went small town viral.