mom is closed.

Arriving home from a week away is almost as hectic as trying to leave. There’s the unpacking, the laundry, the vacuuming… you get it. The alarm went off at 7 am and I hopped to it. Took 5 min listening to the ocean before I started running like a mad woman. Cleaned and sanitized theContinue reading “mom is closed.”

vacation prep.

Getting ready for a family vacation takes a ton of work. It’s almost like the universe wants to REALLY make sure you appreciate your trip because you had to work so damned hard to get ready for it. Work never fails to explode the week you’re trying to tie up all your loose ends andContinue reading “vacation prep.”

best laid plans.

A few extra days off work allows time to take care of some of those “to-dos” that remain undone. Cleaning, organizing, purging, deep cleaning, shopping… you know, a day “off”. When you’re a working parent that typically means that your vacation days don’t get used for vacation. They get used for doctors appointments, school meetings,Continue reading “best laid plans.”

hot coffee.

Another morning requires more coffee. As much as I dislike admitting dependence on anything, coffee is life. The first thing I like to do in the morning is walk down the hallway and pour hot coffee into my favorite mug (which changes sometimes because mugs are awesome). My husband has this habit of making coffeeContinue reading “hot coffee.”