The Stage You Didn’t Warn Me About


I know Annalyn isn't that old. And I'm pretty sure I've raised her these past seven-plus years. But I do not remember that first 12 months. I really don't. Every time Adrienne does something new, I'm just shocked. Shocked! And certainly amazed, like any good mom. Annnnnd perplexed, like any … [Continue reading...]

Add a Flu Shot to Your Holiday Checklist!

National Influenza Vaccination Week

I realized yesterday that, while I'd written, "Christmas presents," on my to-do list, I had forgotten a few other winter tasks. You know, like picking out pictures to use for Christmas cards, designing Christmas cards, addressing and stamping and sending Christmas cards? I didn't write down … [Continue reading...]

This ain’t Cheddars!


Several weeks ago Mark and I began planning a trip for the first weekend in December. It was going to be part work and part fun, and it would have been the first time we'd gone away together (without kids) in a few years. To say I was excited would be a gross understatement. Unfortunately, as the … [Continue reading...]

Cheesy Christmas Movie Countdown


It's that time, friends! Christmas movie time, that is! Grumpy Cat says: NO. Wait. Did you think I was talking about White Christmas (or, my preference, Holiday Inn), It's a Wonderful Life, or A Miracle on 34th Street? The Grinch and Scrooge? The classics? No. I'm talking about the CHEESY … [Continue reading...]

When You Can’t Find Your Holiday Spirit

When You Can't Find Your Holiday Spirit

Do you have your Christmas tree up yet? Are your halls all decked? I don't - and mine are not. I also haven't flipped over to the radio station playing non-stop Christmas music since it began a couple weeks ago, and I've only bought two presents. Christmas craft tutorials seem to make me … [Continue reading...]