Friday Reflections: Disconnecting from Devices and Reconnecting with My Life

When I’m not blogging, life is happening.  Here’s what’s been going on in my world this week.  In honor of this week’s content, I am only including the featured image of my children, the inspiration for this post.  I’m reading Hands Free Mama again- for, like, the third time.  I read bits and pieces of it often, to remind myself of the life I want to be living: a life that is fully present with those I love, not consumed[Read more]

Friday Reflections: Letting Go and Letting Grow

When I’m not blogging (and I haven’t been at all this week), life is happening.  Here’s a week’s worth of what’s been going on in my world. This week has been a respite from the emotional chaos that was last week. We kicked off the holiday weekend with our annual attendance at the Cedarburg 4th of July Parade, followed by a fantastic time with Dave’s family at his cousin’s house, another annual tradition.  Only, this year, we stayed for the[Read more]

Friday Reflections: To Work or To Play? The Angst of Summer with Kids at Home

When I’m not blogging, life is happening. Here’s what has been going on in my world this week. It feels like I just wrote one of these!  The truth is, I did.  On Monday.  While trying to catch up from not writing over the weekend.  Now, here it is, Friday again, and I would be remiss if I didn’t share how hard this week has been, probably the hardest of the summer.  Now, I know I said the second week[Read more]

Friday Reflections: A Closer Look at My Life

When I’m not blogging, life is happening.  Here’s what’s been going on in my world this week. “What’s with the broken jam jar?” you might be asking.  To be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit like a broken jam jar this week.  And, now that I’ve actually broken one- a full one, maybe even the last one ever to be stocked by Costco, according to my husband, who hasn’t seen one there for weeks now- maybe I’ll be able to[Read more]

Friday Reflections: A Closer Look at My Life

When I’m not blogging, life is happening.  Here’s some of what’s been going on in my world this week: School’s Out  It was the first, full week off school for my two boys.  Since public schools in our area only got out today, I let this be a freebie week.  I have a summer schedule written down, but I set it aside so we could putz around, go to Goodwill, play at the park, and enjoy the warm weather, which[Read more]

Friday Reflections: A Closer Look at My Life

This week has been a whirlwind!  We celebrated my second son Phinehas’ 10th birthday, barely.  I spent the day before driving the kids to and from his baseball tournament, forty-five minutes from home. On the way back early that afternoon, I could hardly keep my eyes open.  More than once, the lines blurred on the road before me, alerting me to the fact that I was indeed drifting off to sleep.  Making it home safely was a feat of sheer[Read more]

Friday Reflections: A Closer Look at My Life

When I’m not blogging, life is happening.  Here’s some of what’s been going on in my world this week: Ants:  They’re here, and the insect barrier spray that the lady at the hardware store recommended is NOT working.  That said, I finally found two ant traps I saved from last year, and now the ants have multiplied!  Ugh.  Can I just say that I have no remorse killing off insects that have made their way into my home?  “This is[Read more]

The Real Me

As I begin this blog, I am tempted to put my best foot forward and show you that I am a credible source of information and know-how. The truth is that I have two left-feet when it comes to life.  I can only present the real me:  flawed, flustered, and frustrated by my imperfections.  I am not a crafty, DIY, organizational, or educational expert.  I have yet to produce a successful garden (although my lettuce and herbs did do quite[Read more]