Monthly Archives: July 2016

A Night Away With Friends

I worked at the hospital on Friday and left feeling conflicted.  I sat in my car not sure which direction I should drive.  At the last minute, I had found out that some of my high school friends were doing … Continue reading

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My Kids Are 1000% Better Behaved When Their Father is Present

Typically, my husband leaves for work long before the children are awake, so I am on my own getting our three boys up and dressed and out the door by 7:00 am; however, today, he stayed home sick.  The morning … Continue reading

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The Real Reason I Need a Morning Nanny

My morning nanny only comes during the school year.  During the summer, I get all three boys up and take them to my sister-in-law’s, leaving the house as early as 6:15 am.  And while it’s true, the mornings are much … Continue reading

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About My In-Laws…

Nobody has in-laws like me.  I have never been able to describe them to people who don’t know them.  But I’ll try anyway. Being a part of their family gets you invited to a lot of weddings.  They are a … Continue reading

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The L’Anse Diaries: Day 6 High Alert

I woke up and I knew it was early from the light and the fact that I still felt tired.  I looked at my watch and realized that it was 6:30.  I really wanted to roll over and go back … Continue reading

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The L’Anse Diaries: Day 5 The Storm

I woke up on a mission to do something.  Anything. I cooked pancakes, eggs, and bacon.  It tasted delicious, but seemed to be more trouble than it was worth by the time I had made several trips to the water … Continue reading

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The L’Anse Diaries: Day 4 Fried Ham

I woke up early in order to slam a couple of cups of coffee before the 5k.  I had ran the same 5k three years ago, and in my memory, the course was uphill for 2 miles and then down … Continue reading

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The L’Anse Diaries: Day 3 Mom Was RIGHT

Colin woke us up moaning in the middle of the night our first night in Baraga.  I had noticed, the day before, that he had a couple of red spots on his face, but I assumed they were bug bites. … Continue reading

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The L’Anse Diaries: Day 2 Hangry

Three things make me an unbearable travel companion, and I was all three yesterday; hungry, hot, and tired. I stayed up too late Friday night and inexplicably still woke at 5 am on Saturday morning.  I tried to drift back … Continue reading

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