• Mom-Life

    Be gone with the creature of the night and come forth as the holiday spirit

    You’ve done it, Momma. You have made it through the month of October. The long month filled with Truck or Treats, Fall Festivals, Halloween parties, candy, and all things spooky – you conquered it! As midnight comes and goes this Halloween… Wash it all away in a spiritual cleaning bubble bath by candle light. Emerge from your warm bath on November 1st (even if it is at 12:01 in the middle of the night)… Knowing that -NOW- the Holiday season is now officially upon us… And all that thanks-giving and merry and bright truly rides on us. Away with the spooks and ghouls of October… Let us embrace the pumpkin,…

  • Wife-Life

    What would you do with 1.6 billion dollars?

    Well, it’s Friday and I’m finally coming out of the ridiculous haze of disappointment if not winning the biggest Mega Millions jackpot of all time… Apparently, a single winning ticket was purchased in South Carolina. Pardon my French, but… Lucky Bastard!! For a week, I, along with probably tons of others, dreamed of what we would do with such a huge pay out…(like 900 million single payment after taxes). Of course I’d take care of my family, first. All of our debts would be paid… Student loans, get Mike a truck fully paid for, put away a ton for Zayden, a new bigger house somewhere, credit debt, and anything else.…

  • Mom-Life

    Indoor Playgrounds are the Saviors of Florida Living with Kids

    Whew! Does it seem like it gets hotter and hotter each year? Well, it actually does…but let’s not get into that Global Warming argument, at least not yet. The Z family lives in Orlando, FL surrounded by tons of entertainment and attractions, many of which require a LOT of direct sunlight and little shade. While sun and sand has it’s definite benefits, it can really make it difficult to allow our toddler the chance to burn off energy and not get either heat exhaustion or sun burnt. Indoor Playgrounds are Amazing! Little Monsters Little Monsters in Oviedo is an amazing little indoor playground ran by a wonderful mother of two.…

  • Mom-Life,  Wife-Life

    Caring For Myself For Once

    For the past many months, but honestly years, I haven’t put myself first. Until losing my job recently, I lived on a paycheck-to-paycheck basis, even with my husband – who mostly can only afford his own bills and his student loans. It has been hard, so I typically won’t go get haircuts or pay for babysitters (not that we really have any on call lol). I dye my own hair (however, I’ve always done this – I hate paying people for something incredibly temporary – yes, permanent is still temporary – hair grows or color fades). I tweeze my own eyebrows and my bridesmaid painted my finger nails for my…

  • Uncategorized

    From the Mouths of Hanson

    If I wait for summer to begin I may never begin myself If we look to another for our dreams They may never become our own There’s a story every girl will shape And a journey every boy must take Sing it if you know it Scream it if you feel it There’s nothing standing your way Follow along with me Scream and be free Oh oh ohohohoh oh oh ohohohoh Oh oh ohohohoh oh oh ohohohoh If you’re always living for tomorrow You’re gonna miss right now If we’re only looking in the mirror We’ll never see ourselves There’s a story every girl will shape And a journey every…