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because life has ups and downs…

Empty Nest Test Drive

I’m sitting alone on a hotel bed as the rain pours down on the city below while our youngest daughter is at a concert. She was invited to go to … Continue reading

July 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

A Disney Family Holiday

Do you ever have those moments when you wish you could freeze time? Those moments when you want to stay in your Fantasyland a little bit longer? That was me … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Disney Blended-Family Christmas

Christmas is a time for family. It’s a time to be present with the ones you love. Ever since our oldest daughter graduated from college and started her career at … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Youngest Child

My husband and I have five kids between us. We were both married before and brought two kids each into our marriage. I had a girl and a boy. He … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

It’s Teacher Appreciation Day!

I’ve been a teacher for 28 years. My husband and I have five kids between us. Four of them have graduated high school. Our youngest will finish middle school this … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

An Ode to Toys R Us

  I’m feeling kind of melancholy about the closing of Toys R Us stores. It’s been a long time since I walked those aisles, but thinking about all of those … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Every Day is Mother’s Day

I remember standing on the front porch with my newborn daughter in my arms thinking HOLY COW!! How was I responsible for this tiny human when I wasn’t even sure … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment