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No Room for Relaxation

No Room for Relaxation

After giving birth to Jacob, I noticed my nails were getting brittle and unsightly. And since I don’t have a spare minute to cut, file and paint them, I decided to get my nails done at a salon. I thought it would be relaxing. ...
A Day in the Life…

A Day in the Life…

Let me start out by stating that I am a first-time mommy of a beautiful baby boy named Jacob. He is the first grandson of the family and everyone is absolutely smitten. I know I am biased (what mom isn’t?), but he is quite a looker. His father ...
Why the French Aren’t Better Parents

Why the French Aren’t Better Parents

We’ve been living in Europe this summer and rented a beautiful apartment in Paris on the Isle St. Louis. It’s been a wonderful and amazing experience for our entire family. I’ve noticed a lot of things while living overseas. One thi ...
This Teenage Thing is Kicking My Ass.

This Teenage Thing is Kicking My Ass.

I have a 14-year-old daughter named Madison, and she’s amazing. I adore her. But I gotta tell ya, this teenage thing is kickin my ass. I told Madison I was gonna write about this, and what I planned to title my article, and we both laughed out ...
Do other people spend their weekends like this??

Do other people spend their weekends like this??

My weekend thus far has involved roof repair, wasp nests, the discovery of a giant water stain in the baby’s room and the World Expo of Ants Convention–taking place in our bathroom, because, I guess, the Las Vegas Convention Center was bo ...
Bat-wielding toddlers and other occupational hazards

Bat-wielding toddlers and other occupational hazards

Have you ever been hit on the foot with a baseball bat? An aluminum one? I hope not. Because my 1 1/2 year old just threw a bat on my foot while he was having a tantrum, and it really hurt. I might have screamed some profanities. Charlie’s not ...
Pinterest perfection: How do you measure up?

Pinterest perfection: How do you measure up?

I love Pinterest. I really do. Where else can you find a recipe for crispy breaded zucchini slices nestled next to a super-cute cardigan? I’ve gotten plenty of great ideas for food, furniture, crafts and clothes from fellow pinners. But just re ...