Running Toward: The Highs and Lows of Parenting

February has been a whirlwind! I really can’t believe that it’s almost March. As much as I’m eager for warmer weather and those first signs of the Spring ahead, it’s been nice to bask in the adventures that this month has brought us. Both my boys had birthdays this month (and apparently the little lady has several birthdays, according to her) which meant lots of celebrations, events, parties, and oh so much cake! Looking at my boys this morning, I can tell that they are most definitely partied out. I need to make a mental note to book a vacation Read More …

Recovery Road

Welp…our run of decent(ish) health came to a screeching halt over the weekend. And by screeching, I mean…puke. Puke. And more puke. Ugh. Thankfully, after a loooooong Thursday night listening to hubby clean up and deal with a pukey 2 year old (thank the good Lord I married a man that can handle barf!), we all took it easy on Friday and so far, no one else has been taken out. That’s not to say that it won’t happen (cue my massive paranoia and fear about the ralph) but I think we may have seen the worst of it. So Read More …

Running Toward: Zip, Zilch, Nadda

I don’t know where time is going but I’m in shock that tomorrow is November already. This fall has been nothing, if not crazy. In spite of the busyness of our every day, I’ve had quite a bit of writer’s block lately. I don’t have a single thing to write about. Even though we have lots going on, none of it is really worthy of writing about. We do swimming lessons, skating lessons, I work out, I work, the kids are endlessly sick (curse you germs!). I guess I don’t see the value in writing about every minute detail of Read More …

Running Toward: Lamenting

Well…we tried to avoid the inevitable and lost out…. we have puke. I hate puke. I’m terrified in an abnormal-I-need-to-chill-out-and-deal kind of way. I just can’t handle it. We also have gross colds in the house. Awesome. My oldest and I have been battling colds and coughs for a couple of weeks. My middle woke me up yesterday morning to tell me he had to puke. And the littlest little always has her grubby hands on everything and then either in her mouth or up her nose (such a lady…) which means she’ll likely get some sort of hybrid plague. Read More …

Life These Days…

Taking a few quiet moments this morning. My coffee is warm(ish) and the kids are all home from school today. We’re heading into another busy weekend of gatherings, lessons and general day-to-day togetherness. I don’t know about you, but I need a few moments in the morning to myself to gear myself up for the day. So naturally, that means my kids are watching a few too many episodes of Peppa Pig while I stare with tired, glazed over eyes out the window and literally watch winter rolling toward us. I own parenting today. So what’s new with me these Read More …