Every school year, Kenny and I start out thinking, "This year's gonna be different. We're going to go for wholesome, healthy lunches and minimal junk." (Ok, so it's only our third year going to this rodeo, but still, that's enough to try to successively better ourselves, right?) I imagine many parents think the same - no shortcuts, we'll just prepare and try to be healthy,
Well, here we are. The last hurrah of summer break is upon us, and the start of school is looming just around the corner.
My kids are pretty excited to go back to school. I am glad - this means they like it! As for Kenny and I, well...we both work full time so the kids are in camp every week during the summer, so
Ever have one of THOSE shopping trips with little ones? Where you know, just by the simple act of informing them you have to run an errand, you are doomed?
Yea, I had that trip to Target this afternoon.
I literally only needed handful of things, so I figured it'd be a quick in-and-out trip and I wouldn't have to venture out after the kids
Nineteen years ago, I was 19 years old.
And right about this time, I was at a now defunct nightclub in Media, PA with some friends from my college basketball team. We were meeting up with a bunch of people two of them worked with, including a guy that one of my friends liked. I was just along for the ride. The original plan was to
After visiting the WWII Royal Airforce Bomber Commander memorial, I crossed over to Hyde Park Corner and strolled around before heading to Hyde Park. Hyde Park Corner seems to be a home to memorials - lots of interesting sculptures to be admired. I'd definitely want to spend more time there if I am lucky enough to get back to London some day. I know I missed
I mentioned a 'stuffed animal farm' in this blog entitled One Little Monkey, and I got a few (sarcastic) questions on whether we did, in fact, have a 'farm of stuffed animals.'
I guess technically, the answer is no. However, we do have a 'pen' of sorts...which we call a farm (sometimes). Haha.
In that same post, I mentioned that Grace loves all stuffed animals. They
One of my friends let me in on a hot tip: you can reserve library books online and they will pull them for you and have them waiting for you to pick up. This may not be a hot tip to some, but to me it is a new, life-changing discovery. It's probably been in existence since libraries have been around, but I don't go
Ah, the last day of school has come and gone. Whoosh. It went that quickly.
And, as another school year passes, I again sit here reflecting on the year and the seemingly break-neck speed at which my children are growing - both in size and of mind.
This year is particularly poignant for me. It marks my full-on transition from being a "mom with young
...holds a lot of memories.
I am doing some cleaning up and cleaning out around the house. Admit it. You're jealous of my rockin' start to the unofficial kick off to summer, right? :)
With both kids occupied downstairs, I took the opportunity late this afternoon to sneakily clean out the 'stuffed animal' farm we have in our toy room. If you have kids and
I spent my first (and only!) free afternoon in London strolling around - oh, you know - BUCKINGHAM PALACE. I find the fact that I could walk out of my hotel, head up a few streets and land upon a palace to be simply incredible. It was one of the many reasons I found London so charming. I mean really - I can drive around