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. 

Camping: One Big NOPE Part 2-clinical evidence

My husband is painfully old-fashioned when it comes to family time.  He has all sorts of delusions of grandeur about making high quality memories for our kids.    This has translated into the biggest vacation farce of all,  camping.  A week of camping. Unlike my Tired Not Dead partner in crime,  I loved me some … Continue reading Camping: One Big NOPE Part 2-clinical evidence