Family Travel…Georgetown, Texas

A few weeks ago, before the flood, before schools went back to class, before we saw Seven return to Virginia, Rusty and I took our little man for a quick weekend trip to Georgetown, Texas.  Being a still new Texan, I am always excited to get out and see new-to-me Lone Star towns, and after […]

Summer Learning with Brain Chase

It’s not very often I get terribly excited about school.  Nor do I really think about your child getting excited about school, especially in the summer, when life is supposed to be lemonade and pool parties. But this year, I am.  And so is Seven. I stumbled on to a genius site called Brain Chase. […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year…Ideas for FUN!

This post is sponsored by P.F. Chang’s Home Menu and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes, things happen that you cannot predict. Take, for example, being asked to work yet again with P.F. Chang’s Home Menu, in JANUARY. Which, happens to be my BIRTHDAY, which happens to fall right on […]

A Weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma

I’ll be the first one to agree with you here. Oklahoma?  Have you ever heard of anyone taking a vacation in Oklahoma? I hadn’t. But here I was, traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma for a long weekend fam trip with my new husband and Seven, my son.  My second time ever in the state, only preceded […]

To My Grandfather, Who Never Read My Blog

We buried my grandfather today.I’m not sure how. Physically, I mean. How can it be possible that a man so big, so massive in his demeanor, so impossibly alive, could be contained? I’ve never lived in a world where he didn’t exist. It’s strange to think about that. But it occurred to me as I […]

Heart Beat

Two days ago, my Rust wrote a blog post about me. If you know me on Facebook, you may have seen it.  I shared it.  It wasn’t to boast.  Not like you may think.  I shared it because the words that man wrote about me, as romantic and easy as they seemed to be, I […]

A New Way to Move #GetUpandGojiPlay

I was doing so good. For real. At one point, I was in the gym, the ACTUAL gym, 5 days a week.  Chest Day, Leg Day, Back & Bis, Shoulders.  You name it, I was doing it.  The treadmill, the elliptical, the stationary bikes. Heck, I was even swimming once per week, running (OUTSIDE!) and […]

End Mommy Wars

Mommy Wars.  I’ve written about this before, as part of my involvement with the formula brand Similac.  I met the Similac folks at Mom 2.0 last spring, and really liked what they stood for.  Yes, they are a formula company, and hen Seven was a baby, they were my brand of choice.  But I learned […]

Mommy Wars are a Real Thing

Clan Wars. Civil Wars. Gang Wars. World Wars. There are so many types of wars. But until you’ve become one yourself, you may not be aware of the most overwhelming… The Mommy Wars. At least with the other types of wars, you KNOW your enemy.  You can be prepared for the attack – the knife […]