Running Toward: Long Weekend Goals and my Half-Dead Garden

The May long weekend is upon us and though I doubt many of us here are celebrating the name sake of the stat holiday, our household is definitely enjoying an extra day at home. So much so that as I type this, 2 of my 3 littles are completely passed out, exhausted from a morning of swimming. My oldest is at a friends house (yep…they “play” at each other’s houses now that they’re 7 and all grown up, they don’t “play date” any more because that garbage is for the babies…or so I’m told) and I have no clue where Read More …

Running Towards: A Different Kind of New Year.

Last week was a whirlwind! First days of school for both boys (sniff, sniff), the little lady’s second birthday on Friday and lots of festivities and shenanigans¬†in between (including one trip to the ER-but that’s a story for another day). I’m still in shock that my little man is in grade 1 this year. Time, please slow down a bit. In only his 4th day of school, I have had no less than 10 heart attacks when I’ve convinced myself that I’ve forgotten, or will forget, to pick him up at the bus stop. Add to that, that I need Read More …

Friday Fast Notes

Alright, life is busy right now. Lots of time unplugged and enjoying the summer. Hard to believe it’s coming to a close in just a few short weeks. But so not to leave you hanging (because you live and breathe based on the grammatical train-wreck that is this blog…) here’s some of the stuff that’s happening in my world these days: We’re just finishing up a week of swimming lessons for my 4 year old. 3rd time’s a charm to graduate from Sea Otter…right?! Seriously, he’s done amazingly well this time around. He’s getting comfortable, listening well and only a Read More …

A new Minimalism Challenge

We kinda like the whole idea of minimalist living. We’ve been gradually over the past couple of years getting rid of a whole lot of extras that we felt we could do without. It’s definitely been a work in progress and it seems that there’s still a good amount of stuff coming into the house that we likely don’t need but we have definitely found a rhythm that works for us. This had lead to a major decrease in stress, increase in finances retrained and more free time to spend as a family. As an example, when I opted not Read More …