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Good Friends and Grime

This past weekend our friends Devin and Jessika and their children came to visit. We’ve known them since we were newlyweds. They are those friends that you can “let your hair down” with. One afternoon the guys were out running an errand, and the moms were chatting in the kitchen. It’s rare that I’m in […]

One Day Just Like Another?

I realized recently that my life resembles a movie. Nothing super exciting like National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean or even The Incredibles. No, the art that my life imitates is the illustrious film, Groundhog Day. In this 1993 flick, Bill Murray plays Phil, an arrogant weatherman on location in Punxsutawney , PA , covering […]

Guest Post: Diet for the Decades – Your Best Diet at 30

The following guest post is provided by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of the book, Age-Proof Your Body: Your Complete Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger. Last week she offered dietary suggestions for all you twentysomethings, such as the importance of iron and folic acid in your diet. In this section, addressed to women […]

Oh My! The Bobsy Twins Triplets

My sisters are 3 and 5 years younger than me. And since we were the first three children (in a family of five), we often dressed alike – whether or not we wanted to. Until I was twelve. And then I was enlightened by a fellow classmate that this “just wasn’t done” in the sixth […]

Diet for the Decades — Your Best Diet at 20

The following guest post is the first in a 4-part series courtesy of Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best. I had the opportunity to have lunch with Elizabeth a few weeks ago. I enjoyed quizzing her on all aspects of health […]

On the Bright Side

We spent the last week or so fighting a nasty stomach virus. FishPapa and FishBoy8 got hit first and for several days we wondered if it was going to be just them. Then FishChick went down on Thursday. Friday three more children spent their waking moments either vomiting or lying on the couches moaning. It […]

Finding Yourself

Ever wonder when you’ll have a shower before noon? Ever wonder when you’ll own a wardrobe full of items that are not wrinkled or stained with spit-up? Ever wonder when you’ll get to go to the bathroom – by yourself? The Mommy Years are certainly not without their challenges. Today I have one who won’t […]

Time for Mom: Put Your Hands to the Task

If you’re just now tuning in, you can catch the beginning of the conversation here. My overarching goal for the year as a wife and a mother is to grow in reliability. I want my husband and my children to know that they can count on me. A few weeks ago I hit a low […]