Christmas, Family, Holidays, Life

Christmas Is

This post was originally published at Chicago Parent where I am a regular contributor.  Christmas means many things to many people. Here is what Christmas Is to our family. Christmas Is..... - a day to celebrate a new birth. - hoping for snow but never usually getting it. - singing Silent Night by candlelight at midnight… Continue reading Christmas Is

Family, Humor, Life, Marriage

Five Long and Wonderful Years

On Friday, my husband and I will celebrate our five-year wedding anniversary. Not a huge milestone to many, but to us, it is a milestone indeed. I love it seems like we have known each other forever. And that you knew me and liked me when I had big hair and shoe boots.     I… Continue reading Five Long and Wonderful Years

Crafts, Decorating, Favorite Things, Humor, Link Party, Marriage

My Most Favorite Project to Date

  I love when a good thing comes together, don't you?  I've had this old entertainment center door in our basement storage area for a while: It was on an old entertainment center we had donated but we left the door behind. I had my husband hold on to it because I liked it. No sentimental… Continue reading My Most Favorite Project to Date

Childhood, Family, Humor, Life, Motherhood

A Letter To My Mom

    I first published this post in 2011, but I added more to the bottom of the post this year.  Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing mothers of human and non-human beings out there. If you've raised up other people (or animals), whether or not they've come from your loins is beside the… Continue reading A Letter To My Mom

Family, Humor, Life

Three Things 5/2/11 – Royal Wedding Fever, Time With The P’s and Why We Won’t Have To Mow The Lawn Again

Three Grateful Things 1- Royal Wedding Fever-   I got a fever, and the prescription was more cowbell. I mean more Kate and William. I did not get up at 4 am Friday to watch with the rest of you but I spent my Friday night in front of the TV watching it. Until midnight.… Continue reading Three Things 5/2/11 – Royal Wedding Fever, Time With The P’s and Why We Won’t Have To Mow The Lawn Again