Monday, October 28, 2013

The Joy of the Street Sweeper

This morning I stopped to watch the street sweeper come down our street and I was instantly transported back to childhood. One of my favorite memories was when the street sweeper would be near...(you can always hear it before you see it) and I would instantly run to the living room window to stand still and watch while it slowly sauntered by.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Miley Cyrus Parenting

A few weekends ago, I was watching SNL. Miley Cyrus was hosting. I spent much of the show shaking my head in dismay and having an internal "mom"ologue that went from "What on Earth is she wearing?" to "Thank goodness I have boys!"

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Joy of Dishwashing

Here it is--the one place where I spend A LOT of my time during the day, especially after dinner. But, before you feel all sorry for me and tell me I should make my husband do the dishes more often, let me tell you two things.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Wisconsin Parent

I am excited to announce that I have officially been re-published! That may be how you arrived at this blog in the first place but, if it isn't, please see my "Home Made Gifts Made From Wisconsin" post on Wisconsin Parent.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Working Toward Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a topic I find myself more and more interested in, especially how it can carry over into my parenting. I think it can be a very useful tool for parents to have in their "belt," especially during those moments where you feel like either: a) screaming at the top of your lungs or b) walking away...far, far away. (And I do advocate walking away in the heat of a moment at home with your kids, but not far, far away and definitely not when walking away might compromise their safety--i.e. the public domain).

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My New Journey

I am embarking on a new journey today...blogging! For many out there, this is an "old" journey and I am finally coming into the 21st century, almost fourteen years later. After going through a series of "to blog or not to blog" posts, I decided to just do it.

It's going to be simple...I'm hoping it will be a good way to keep myself consistently writing and maybe occasionally you'll find something useful, too!

I'll keep you "posted"...