Raising kids is hard. One of the most important and rewarding but also the most challenging jobs you will probably ever have. But very often we make it harder on ourselves by taking short cuts. Doing what is easier in the short run is convenient, but in the long run it is guaranteed to come …Read More
Last week I took the kids on a little mini-vacation to the Jersey Shore. If you’ve never been to the New Jersey beaches, you are missing out. And if you’ve never been to Wildwood Crest, you are really missing out. Wildwood Crest is at the southern end of the Wildwoods, which is made up of …Read More
I got a message last week asking the following question: I would love to see a post though on what you do during summer, etc. Do you go out all the time? Do you have a billion “playdates” for the kids? Do you hit every local museum or theme park? Do you feel like you …Read More
I took Numbers 3 through 7 on a mini vacation last week to the Jersey Shore. It was mostly awesome. Except for twenty terrifying minutes. We stayed in Wildwood Crest, in a super cute hotel. It was right on the beach. But right on the beach is still a little bit of a walk to …Read More
Today was awesome. Except for the 20 minutes I couldn’t find Number 6 and Number 7. But that’ll be in another blog post… Here’s a few snapshots of our day! We love it here!
Today was Day 1 of our 3 night/4 day mini vacation. It was awesome. And it didn’t really start until 4 p.m. Can’t wait for tomorrow!
My happy place is Carolina Beach, North Carolina. My family went there for the first time the summer before my senior year in high school and then it became a yearly tradition. I’ve gone down there with my parents and my brother and then with my husband and the kids about 25 out of the …Read More
Today was one of the first afternoons this summer where I really gave myself an opportunity to just sit and rest and recharge and really enjoy a (sort of) lazy summer afternoon. Number 5 and 7 were invited to a water park with one of their swim team friends. They left the house at 9:30 …Read More
Those of you who have been around for a few years know that we are a pretty big swim family. I was a swimmer from the time I learned to swim until I graduated from college. I have been a coach in some capacity pretty much my entire adult life. Number 3 and 4 are …Read More
From the moment Number 5 was born, people have made comments about how beautiful she is. I cannot say this about all the other kids. Well, I can actually say that about Number 3. People have always commented on his looks also. But he’s a boy, and that’s a little different. Number 5 was a …Read More