I am fairly certain that “raising your child in a pandemic” was not in any baby book I read when I was getting ready to have kids. With school approaching, I’ve found myself in a mental quandary (like everyone else). Usually around now I’m excitedly printing out those back to school supply lists but this year is a whole different type of prep. I’ve debated … Continue reading Back to School Pandemic Prep
I see you mama. Because I am you. Whether it was the plan from the outset or something that has evolved over time, you too have become the wife of a traveling husband. It may be that far off look in your eye as I pass you at school. Or maybe it is the way I sense your need for being….anywhere where you can get … Continue reading Sisterhood of the Traveler’s Wife
This summer I’ve had a chance to catch up with wonderful friends and family across the country. Everywhere I went I had folks asking about “Disney stuff” or “Magic Bound stuff” and I realized that I never did a formal intro into this wonderful part of my life. As the first question always goes….I found out about this job just like any other – saw … Continue reading So tell me about your job….
You probably don’t know it, but when I started this blog, it was at one of the most difficult times of my life. We had just moved to Florida, with three boys ages 5, 3, and 1, with the fourth boy arriving soon after our move. If you want to know one thing about me- routine and order are the zones I thrive in. So … Continue reading A Must Read: Defining Happiness
With the runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon coming up this weekend, I was reflecting on how far I’ve come as a runner. I remember when I first started – it came to me clear as day. It was early January after college graduation and I was sitting at my apartment desk wondering what I was going to fill my time other than the two jobs … Continue reading 10 Years of Running Has Taught Me…
For Valentine’s Day I decide to surprise Matthew with a one night staycation at Universal’s Royal Pacific Hotel. Matthew was going to be out of town for Valentine’s Day and it’s rare that I can surprise him like this – but I realized we had some unused travel points and was able to book a night. We were also lucky enough to have the stars … Continue reading The Staycation: Fantasy vs Reality
I had a doozy of a morning the other day. It wasn’t the type of traumatically bad morning where you think to yourself “well at least we have food to eat.” But it was the type where you feel like you’ve been giving 100% effort for the last few weeks and are only getting 50% results. I pulled up into my son’s preschool and noticed … Continue reading The Marathon of Motherhood
I had this sort of epiphany over the holidays that hit me out of the blue. I had just worked on a project for several hours for a friend and it went completely unacknowledged – not even a text to say “got it.” Out of no where the epiphany came. I told Matthew I had a realization about the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Of … Continue reading When It’s Not A Wonderful Life
A good friend of mine text me last week and asked about my opinions of the recent church scandal from several dioceses in Pennsylvania. She asked how I felt about it and mentioned while she couldn’t quite label it, this story was really bothering her. With the start of school I had seen the headline but not had a chance to look at the story. … Continue reading When you can’t trust Father.
Well the holidays are winding down and I’m sure, like you, they were a good mix of festivity, family, and cray cray. I had such good intentions of catching up here (four different article starts to be exact) but between the Christmas cards, cookie baking, and holiday merriment, life got away with me. Now that I’ve caught a moment to breathe, I’ve been thinking back … Continue reading THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!