It’s a new year and I’m going with it.

just be

Having a birthday at the beginning of a new year is like a breath of fresh air. I’m ready for new. I’m been cleaning and purging, trying to get rid of all the junk that seems to accumulate with abandon in my house. I’ve also spent the last few days sporadically trying to plan for… [Read More]

Wrapping up 2015 with some of my favorites


2015 has been a pretty good year for us, but I find myself completely and totally ready for what thee new year brings. It could be a year of changes, with Em starting kindergarten in the fall and me potentially looking for full-time work once she’s settled. My word for the year was EMBRACE and… [Read More]

A Birthday Letter to My 7 Year Old

baby a

You came in the bonus room for a second time, rubbing your eyes and complaining that you just couldn’t fall asleep. I walked you back to your room and crawled into bed with you. You scooted all the way over to make room for me. I snuggled up against your warm little body and felt… [Read More]

Turning my frown upside down

Silly kids

I felt the stab of pain on the left side of my temple before I even opened my eyes this morning. “Great,” I thought. “Another headache.” I heard the chattering of small voices and clanking of spoons against glass bowls in the kitchen. I didn’t even consider getting up. I just pulled the pillow over… [Read More]

Whoa, I have time.

Coffee quote

On Sept 30, my work contract ended. I made a decision not to pursue more work at this time so I can enjoy my favorite season of the year, volunteer at the kid’s schools and do a few house projects. I’ve “officially” had no work for twelve work days. It’s been SO weird. Making dinner hasn’t been… [Read More]

Clarisonic – it’s not just for women!

Active Fit by Clarisonic

Back in the beginning of August, I let out a SQUEE comparable to a teenage girl. I had been chosen for a campaign with Clarisonic through Type A Parent. I have been eyeing these babies for some time, but could never quite justify the price tag. What if I hated it? What if it didn’t… [Read More]

It could be the last year…

My new boss

Four years ago I quit my job as director of marketing communications for a small juvenile product company to stay home with my kids. Four years ago, I had a new “boss”. It’s been both amazing and frustrating being home with the kids. I can honestly say that I have never, not for one minute, regretted… [Read More]

Absolutely ordinary but absolutely fabulous

Summer Photos- Lane Family

This last week has consisted of your normal summer activities with two young kids. We’ve played 100 games of Monopoly Junior and even more games of UNO. Sometimes we even play where we only deal out the “special” cards (as the kids call them) so we can skip and reverse to our hearts content. It’s… [Read More]

12 things that make me incredibly happy


This May has been a tough one for me so far. I’ve attended two funerals (it’s been years since I’ve even been to one), heard of a few other deaths and one major sickness. It’s almost too much to take in. I know that I’m very fortunate…for much of my life and what I’ve been… [Read More]