Month: April 2018

Dear Kohl’s, I Love You, We’re Through

Dear Kohl’s, I Love You, We’re Through

GAAAAHHHHHH!!!! I am just home from one of the single most frustrating experiences of my life.  OK, well maybe not my whole entire life.  (Overdramatic much?  Sheesh.)  But still… On a total whim, I ran into Kohl’s after work today since I had both a […]

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

When you are part of a family, you help the family. This is one of the lessons Greg and I try to teach our children here in our own house.  Why do we ask them to do the dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathrooms […]

ALDI: A Beginner’s Guide

ALDI: A Beginner’s Guide

In my never-ending quest to buy quality groceries at a reasonable price for the oh-so-hungry humans at my house, I recently took my first trip to ALDI.  And all I can say is, HOLY COW!! For years, I’ve been shopping at a combination of Publix, […]

Bedtime… A Love Story

Bedtime… A Love Story

There’s a sweet spot when you’re raising kids.  That time when, for just a while, maybe all your kids actually have a bedtime.  Not only do they have a bedtime, but they follow it.  And not only do they follow it, but they legit stay […]

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Portions and Leftovers Here’s a fun new game we can play here in AWG-Land!!  It’s called “Family Kitchen Questions” and in it, you can ask me anything you’d like about cooking, planning, shopping, and generally running the kitchen, family style.  Sound good to you?  I […]

My Kids are Mine, But They’re Not Me

My Kids are Mine, But They’re Not Me

Our oldest son can play at least 4 different instruments.  I can’t play a single one. My second son is an absolute crack up with a sharp wit and quick sense of humor.  I’m never quite as speedy with a clever comeback. Our older daughter […]

Oh, the Places I (want to) Go!

Oh, the Places I (want to) Go!

It’s been too long.  My nomadic tendencies are rearing their multi-cultural heads again.  I am starting to feel the itch to book a flight, pack a suitcase, and head off into the wild blue yonder.  Where would I go?  What would I do and see […]