Memorial Day Weekend Recap

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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! Mine went by SO fast, and I had a blast. Wow, what a weekend! It was a combination of some of my favorite things: family, friends, sun, and laughter. I’m having withdrawals as I type this recap. Wah! Take me back! It was busy, […]

Nina’s Monthly Photo Project

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In two short months my daughter will be turning three years old – I can’t believe how fast the time has gone! Just saying that makes me feel older – isn’t that what our parents said? I took monthly pics for Nina’s entire first year, and it turned into something that I really looked forward […]

The 2014 Michael Matters 5K Walk for Brain Cancer

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Yesterday we walked in support of those in Chicago suffering from the impacts of brain cancer, and in loving memory of my Dad. The Michael Matters Foundation, Inc. was founded in honor of Michael P. Schostok, who succumbed to a Glioblastoma Brain Tumor at a young age. The Foundation’s mission is to increase public awareness […]

Garmin Vivofit Review and April Goals Update

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Today is the first day of May and that means that it is time to see what I accomplished in April! April was a tough month for me but I made it through. April Goals Update 1. Spring cleaning – I made some good progress. I sold the crib and donated several carloads of clothes. […]

Parentless Parent: Mourning the Loss of My Mom and Dad

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The term “parentless parent” refers to mothers and fathers whose own parents have passed away. I am a parentless parent. My mom died suddenly in 2009 at the age of 60. My dad died exactly one year and ten days later of cancer at the age of 63. Five years ago today I lost my mom. […]

New Year’s Resolutions – March Recap

Our family had a great weekend, how about you? We finally had temperatures in the low 50s – practically a heat wave! We took a nice long walk, we spent all afternoon outside, kids were riding bikes, neighbors were catching up with one another after a long cold winter. A good time was had by […]

What I Learned From Visiting Hawaii

Now that our spring vacation is over I’m back to the daily grind. You know the drill — wake up, go to work, leave work exhausted, hang with my kid for a few short hours, fight with kid to go to bed, fall asleep watching TV, and then start the day all over again. Since […]

We’re Back!!!

Hey everybody! We finally made it back from Hawaii. Unfortunately, we got in late last night. So, we’ll get back to posting tomorrow. I’ve also got some great stories about our trip that we would like to share. Here is a sneak peek through a few pictures! That is it for now! We appreciate you […]

Vacation Baby!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by while we’re vacationing in Hawaii!  We’re having an awesome time!  In case you’re wondering, we’re in the Ko Olina area on the western side of Oahu.  Here is the view from our place: We’ll be back to our regular posting schedule on Monday. Enjoy!

Grocery Delivery: I May Never Take My Child to the Grocery Store Again

When my daughter was a baby, I managed just fine taking her along with me to the grocery store. As she has gotten older, taking her with me to the grocery store is okay, but it’s not very time efficient and the constant begging for me to buy her something gets on my last nerve. Last […]

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