When Jay and I last went car shopping, we decided on a small-ish SUV. Our reasoning was that we only have one child, so there isn't any reason to purchase a larger SUV when we are only carting three people around most of the time. That reasoning went out the window pretty quickly once Josh started getting a little bigger. We often go places with my parents and stuffing the two of them in the back seat with Josh is, well, kind of tight. We also wind up bringing Josh's friends with us many times
Many of you know that, in my life before becoming a mom, I was a classroom teacher. My very first teaching job was a fifth grade class in New Hampshire and while I absolutely LOVED my kids (and am still friends with some of the parents from that year!) that first year of teaching was ROUGH. I was hired less than a week before school started and my portable classroom was being used to house the summer daycare program since it was one of the few rooms with AC. I couldn't get into the room to
This post is the second in my Wellness Wednesday series brought to you in sponsored partnership with Aurora Health Care. Now that all the students are back in school and the year is in full swing, students are starting to move into a heavier workload. As their workload gets heavier, so do their backpacks. If your child is anything like mine, they are full of complaints about everything school related those first few weeks. But if your child is complaining about a heavy backpack, do they have
The kids are back in school and the temperatures are starting to drop. After the craziness of traveling a ton and just doing a lot of running around all summer, Fall is a time for me to take a giant deep breath of crisp cool air and recharge! One of my favorite ways to recharge is to take an hour or two and relax in the bathtub. I'm talking about a looooong and luxurious bath that relaxes the muscles and renews the soul. You can easily transform your own bathroom into a relaxing
Having done quite a bit of traveling that included hotel stays over the years, I've developed some pretty strong opinions on what I look for when selecting a hotel. (My first job out of college was recruiting for a school in New England and I spent an average of 4 nights a week in hotels!) AmericInn invited me to check out one of their locations and then participate in this sponsored partnership ...