Month: January 2018

From Dentists & Cavities, Braces & Wisdom Teeth, Good Lord Deliver Me

From Dentists & Cavities, Braces & Wisdom Teeth, Good Lord Deliver Me

January 2018 was the Month of Teeth and I AM OVER IT. Oh, my sweet heavens, people.  I am not even kidding.  This month, between my kids and myself, we have visited the dentist and/or orthodontist…wait for it…NINE TIMES.  NINE!! That’s basically one trip to […]

Trendsend Review #1 — Shoot for the Stars!

Trendsend Review #1 — Shoot for the Stars!

This month, I jumped on the subscription box bandwagon when I signed up for Trendsend by Evereve.  I love clothes and looking cute, but shopping is kind of a pain.  Conditions have to be pretty much perfect for me to actually go anywhere, shop for, […]

Beauty Must-Haves for the Lazy Mama

Beauty Must-Haves for the Lazy Mama

Hair & Makeup Must Haves! There are two things you may or may not know about me. I am high maintenance with my hair and makeup, but I like a simple look. I tend to be rather lazy. Yeah, I know.  It’s a strange dichotomy.  […]

His Silent Start

His Silent Start

Sixteen years ago, I had a baby boy.  I became a mom. This dark haired, dark eyed young man we know now, so tall and loud and confident, made a very quiet arrival into the world.  It was a baptism by fire into motherhood for […]

A Lesson in Love and Reality from a Weekend Away

A Lesson in Love and Reality from a Weekend Away

Last weekend, Greg and I went for a short getaway.  We like to do that every so often.  I’ve written before about why and how we make it happen, and it’s something that really works well for us in our marriage.  These trips we take […]

Chosen and Called

Chosen and Called

Have you ever had one of those mornings?  Nothing truly catastrophic had happened, but minor irritation followed minor irritation and by 9:15, I felt like I was teetering on the brink.  Sound familiar? Yesterday morning was one of those for me.  Driving to work, though, […]

The “Weight” I Need to Lose in 2018

The “Weight” I Need to Lose in 2018

Here we are, over a week into the New Year, and I haven’t made a single resolution.  In fact, I don’t do New Years resolutions.  At all.  Ever. Call it lazy…complacent…unmotivated.  Call it what you will, but in the immortal words of Popeye, “I yam […]

Baby, It’s (freaking) COLD Outside!

Baby, It’s (freaking) COLD Outside!

OK.  Fine.  I’ll admit it. While I am a Midwest girl born and raised, I have lived in either Arizona or Florida for the last 18 1/2 years and… MY BLOOD HAS THINNED OUT, PEOPLE! Yes, go ahead and gloat all you want my loved […]

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

In the Catholic Church, yesterday was the Feast of the Holy Family.  Every year on the Sunday after Christmas, we celebrate that God chose to be born into a family.  He chose to enter into our world as a child, to have parents, to live […]