Saying goodbye to naptimes

Life is always changing, especially with small children in the house. I still remember the realization {and sadness} that one of my children was dropping his nap. It was a rough transition for me. That was MY time and then he was invading it, loudly. In an effort to make sure the little one slept, … Continue reading Saying goodbye to naptimes

Making it

It’s pretty easy to crop out the mess or edit the words to spin the story into a fairytale, especially on social media. When you don’t have time for people to come over, the chances are low that anyone will know what it’s really like inside your house, or even your life. My life is so busy right … Continue reading Making it

Creating a Will and Power of Attorney

For some unknown reason {life being crazy}, I wrote this post in the beginning of 2014 and never posted it. I suppose it’s fitting since we talking about doing it for two years and it took me a year to post it… After two years of talking about it, we finally signed our Will and … Continue reading Creating a Will and Power of Attorney

Setting yourself up to succeed at work and home

Some days it’s really hard to leave work behind at the end of the day. I’ve put together some of my tricks to walking away without feeling guilty about it. Because let’s be honest, some days you leave work and feel guilty about not getting something specific done or just more done in general. You … Continue reading Setting yourself up to succeed at work and home

Listening skills: do they really have them?

Listening skills. We learn them at a young age. Now that I’m a parent, I’m not exactly sure what age that is. It feels like a pretty important detail when you’re in the trenches of Preschooler 1 and Toddler 2 facing daily struggles of listening. I can only assume I say the following in my sleep: Are … Continue reading Listening skills: do they really have them?

Why community involvement matters

I was recently asked to participate in an internal video for my company. It was the opposite side of the camera for me. I’m used to being part of the script and video development. It was a rather painful experience; however, a good learning situation for me to better coach in the future. One of … Continue reading Why community involvement matters

A needed break from the chaos

I’ve recently realized that it’s hard to get back into life when life is so chaotic. I was traveling 11 days during January. In writing, it doesn’t feel as heavy as life felt while traveling. That’s probably because my first trip was seven days. That’s a long time to be away from your family, on a work … Continue reading A needed break from the chaos

Three things to end the year

Just three things as we head into a new year. Christmas with my children was a lot of fun. It’s been great to have so much home time, some days doing things and other days playing {and fighting with your brother}. As much excitement as Christmas brings, I know that Maximus enjoys spending time with our … Continue reading Three things to end the year

7 tips to surviving the holiday vacation with small children

Christmas break has begun! Two weeks of pure Christmas bliss. Er, something like that. I expect happiness and tears. Lots of both to be exact. {Maybe from small people and big people!} Here’s how we plan on surviving. Schedules. Following our normal nap time and bedtime schedules. This is a pretty important key to survival. … Continue reading 7 tips to surviving the holiday vacation with small children