I’d rather clean toilets than….

I was reading an article today about the five most dreaded place to take your kids. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it so I decided to make my own list of the top 5 places that I never ever want to take my kids to again and the top 5 places that I LOVE to take my kids to. Here it goes…. I’d rather clean toilets than go to any of these places with my children: 5 – The Dollar Store – Yes, it is true every item is a dollar but there is nothing for me … Read more…

Mashed Potatoes, Jo Malone and the Dead Man’s Float

I never really sit for very long. Well, long enough to write a blog post but sometimes I write them on my exercise bike or while I am standing in the kitchen. We had a fabulous busy few days with my cousin Shea and her family. My heart was heavy when they left. The last time I saw Shea she was blonde and I was a brunette and our dads were alive. Two years later, I am blonde and she is a brunette and our dads are not alive. I can’t tell you how much it helped me to talk … Read more…

My really wet happy place

The pool is my happy place. It might sound like an oxymoron or just plain moronic but with four kids the pool is the only place that I can truly relax. Yes, I said I can relax next to a big whole in the ground that is filled with water. I can leave all my daily chores and electronics behind and enjoy some active outdoor time with my family and I can usually sneak in some quiet Mommy time as well. The kids are on their own from the moment we walk in. They can sign us in, go to … Read more…