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Her Divorce, My Life Lessons

I  woke up in the middle of the night to see an email from my good friend, Helena, and felt my heart skip a beat in my chest as I read the words. “He has decided that he would like to divorce me.” After more than a decade of marriage, creating beautiful children, not to […]

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Normal? What’s Normal These Days Anyways?

Our family is fairly “normal”. Two parents. Both work outside the home. Three kids. Two dogs. Ballet. A love of parks and fun. But in a lot of ways, that’s where our “normal” ends.  You see, my husband and I have jobs and work schedules that allow for one of us to always be home with […]

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You CAN, But You Don’t HAVE To

One piece of advice that I received time and time again as I transitioned to becoming a new mom was that I didn’t have to give up the things I loved just because I had a kid. I could maintain my hobbies, my interests, my friends, my career, and anything that was important to me […]

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Keep Calm and Clean On

Maybe it’s the Spring Cleaning hangover talking, but I have GOT to get this housework under control. Now, it’s summer. School’s out, vacations are coming up, guests are visiting. There are many reasons why I could convince myself to wait until fall to start a new cleaning regimen. But when school was winding down, weren’t […]

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July Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family Friendly Events

Summer is officially here now and there’s no better way to spend it than with your kids. Try any (or all) of these family friendly events and let the good times roll and make those magic summer memories! If you are looking specifically for 4th of July events, you can find that list HERE. 1) […]

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