Tonight our town had a trunk or treat. I don’t really get trunk or treat. Like, if you can’t go trick-or-treating — which, let’s be honest, is all treating and no tricking — then sure. I get it. But there is plenty of candy to be found on actual Halloween. How many times do my […]
Making Time And Decluttering My Brain
One of the things I work a lot on with the members of Not Your Average Fitness Course is using time effectively and finding time in the day to exercise (because lack of time is one of the biggest reasons women give for not making exercise a part of their routine). Recently I have been […]
Clean Sheet Night
Back when I lived in Pennsylvania I had a friend who was also a teacher and she was about 10 years older than me. We were at a party or something and we were talking and I remember her telling me that she had a rule about no sex on clean sheet night. Meaning the […]
Quality, Not Quantity.
This past Saturday I found myself in an extremely rare situation. Number 5 and Number 7 were both at sleepover birthday parties. So there were only three kids home. Number 3 (14 years old) and Number 4 (13 years old tomorrow — can you believe it???) are pretty happy to spend time alone in their […]
A Very Important Lesson For My Daughter
Number 5 has always been a good sleeper. She learned to sleep on her own when she was a baby — we never had to make her cry it out. One day around five months old, she slept through the night. And that was it. There was a phase when she was two or three […]
I’m tired so here are some shitty pictures.
I am on Day 11 of a self-issued September challenge where I have set the goal of writing 30 posts in 30 days. I have been sitting here at the pool while my kids swim for almost 2 hours now and I have succeeded in doing pretty much absolutely nothing. The past 2 nights have […]