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

Tulips

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]

Last night I prayed

Last night I prayed - A Parenting Production

I have an on again/off again relationship with God. We spent a lot of time on the same page when I was younger. I went to church. I was actively involved in my youth group. And I believed. Fiercely. And then… I don’t really know what happened. I grew up. My thoughts and opinions changed…. [Read More]

Warren G vs Kenny G (or how I reclaimed my mojo)

Cartoon illustration of a baby jellyfish with a grumpy expression.

I’ve been feeling a little meh lately. Not down and out, not depressed or anything, just meh. Life has been pretty good really, but I’ve had no oomph, no creativity. I sit down to write and I have nothing to say. I try to brainstorm new concepts for my client and I just stare at the… [Read More]

I don’t have babies anymore

My Big Kids

I lay quietly next to you, watching your chest rise and fall as you slept. Every few minutes, you’d sigh and a little whistle would escape your nose. Weren’t you just a baby? Weren’t you just toddling down the hallway waiting for someone to praise you? Weren’t we just getting rid of the pacifier and… [Read More]

What I’ve learned from working at home

marketing

I’ve been at home with my kids for 3.5 years. Of that time there has only been one month were I didn’t have any work and that was January 2012. I’ve been quite fortunate. Over this time, I have pulled together blogger outreach programs, managed social media accounts, written press releases, marketing plans, and many,… [Read More]

Sugar update – I’m not dead yet

Oh sugar. I knew I would miss you. I just didn’t know how much I would miss you, which tells you that there was a slight problem that needed to be addressed. I’m on day 4 of my 5 day challenge. It has been easier in many ways than I thought and harder in others…. [Read More]

Introducing my new cast of writers

When I started this blog way back in 2008, it was nothing more than a diary of my first pregnancy. Fast forward several years and a lot has changed. I’ve changed. Now this site is less about baby and more about my life as a mom. That life includes my marriage, my career, my health… [Read More]