Can I Still Raise My Kids if I Can’t Sing them Lullabies?

The first time it happened, my oldest was four months old. I sang to him the one nursery rhyme I could recall by memory: Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Because that’s what moms do. I’ve read it in books, seen it on TV,  and listened to more seasoned moms reflect on singing their now grown babies to sleep. I’m now a mom and this is what I should do. Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 28 – Sunny Habits

Happy Monday. We had had a really great weekend. We enjoyed the PGA, explored local places, and played in the sunshine.

But if anyone knows where the “on” button is for kids’ listening ears, please let me know. I had a runner at the park and then a non-runner at the neighbors (i.e. I’m not coming home. I. want. to. stay. here.). I know, I know Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 22 – Fireworks

Happy Monday on a Holiday weekend, y’all! We’ve already had a wonderful weekend with pool time (laps and for fun!), fireworks and a day date (stopped by Michael’s to get supplies for the boys to decorate their bikes for the July 4th parade, hit up Booty Loop for a quick – literally my husband is fast – run and grabbed lunch to-go from Dean and Deluca, which means it was basically my version of the Bachelor Franchise’s Fantasy Suite)!

I could go back to work tomorrow happy, but instead, we have two more days of fun. Hope you have a cup of hot coffee, here are the things making me happy… Continue reading

“What if I drop the baby?”

I was being ushered down a hospital corridor in a wheelchair, flanked by hospital personnel. Behind me a nurse was pushing my wheelchair. My husband oscillated between my side and over my shoulder. Or maybe he didn’t. I can’t remember if he was actually there or if he had gone to get food for me. On my other side was another nurse carrying my bags.

They had the easy job – Continue reading

How to Relocate Your Life: A List for Moving

When moving, everyone has checklist. The realtor has a checklist for what you should do before listing your home. The mortgage company has a checklist for the documents they will need. The moving company has a checklist for how to pack your stuff. But no one has a checklist for how to relocate your life.

Eighteen months ago we were under contract to sell our home in Cincinnati. Our close date was fluid. We weren’t sure if we were moving south or out west. And barely anything was packed. Continue reading