Filed under Juggling Parenthood

As Kids Grow, So Do Parents

As Kids Grow, So Do Parents

Do you ever feel that as a parent, time can be totally static and yet time can race so fast you wonder where it all went? And so it was the other week, watching our now three-year-old daughter in her very first musical performance. Her preschool put on the show, “Barnyard Moosical”. Our Ladybug dressed … Continue reading

The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

And then there were four. Two weeks ago my family threesome added one more to our ranks – a baby boy. Weighing in just a few ounces shy of 10 pounds and an inch under two feet long, this little guy is surely headed for big things. As with his sister, I delivered this baby … Continue reading

Consignment Shop Till You Drop, April 20-21

Consignment Shop Till You Drop, April 20-21

If you’re looking for new duds, toys, or gear for your kid, Spring is consignment season. So make room in your trunk and head to the Just Between Friends consignment sale this coming weekend—the best consignment sale around (and I’m not just saying that–this sale was voted the one of the Top 10 Consignment Sales … Continue reading

Why We Need to Raise Free Range Kids

Why We Need to Raise Free Range Kids

Turns out we need our kids to be free-range along with our beef. That’s what journalist and author Lenore Skenazy touts in her book, Free Range Kids – Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry. I’ve read a number of “parenting” books recently. Not really because I’m looking for tips, but … Continue reading

Protect Our Children by Building Community

No sooner had I posted last week that I was on a blog writing break, in part to look for inspiration, ugly inspiration came its way. Horrifying, heart-wrenching inspiration in the form of the Newtown massacre. Like many, my first reaction was to turn to the gun control issue – a topic our nation has long dragged … Continue reading

Taking a Break

Hello there. I’m flattered that some of you have noticed that there’s been silence on my blog for a little while. Thanks for your interest. I suppose I’ve taken an unexpected hiatus from blogging. I’ve been busy with a number of work and life related priorities. Everything is fine, but I’m a bit distracted at the moment. … Continue reading

Bargain Hunting at a Consignment Sale

Do you like to bargain hunt? Then get thee to the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale  in nearby Haymarket the weekend of September 28-30. I’ve been to a JBF sale before – it’s a well-run sale that’s locally owned in several locations. Turns out that our area has two sales! This is the first time … Continue reading

Healthy Living Wins Me Health – and a Contest

I’ve proudly documented on this blog my journey to a healthy body and lifestyle over the last two years. From writing about joining my gym, Life Time Fitness, in November 2010, to embracing the revolutionary act of healthy living in January 2011, to completing an indoor triathlon in March 2011, to attending a Feel Good Fitness retreat in June 2012, … Continue reading