My 4th of July Was a Sign of Great Days to Come

My 4th of July Was a Sign of Great Days to Come

I have been largely absent from this blog. In large part, it’s because I’m avoiding talking about some stuff, and I don’t want to share parts here until I can share all the things. But I had a wonderful day on the 4th of July, and it felt momentous in a way. I’m hoping that other moms with young kids can identify, and maybe get a little bit of hope.

Earlier in the week, I asked my mom when things got easier. I know that parenting is always hard, and that “momlife” is a perpetual struggle. But I also remembered having a blast on family vacations. I remembered going for coffee and a scone with my mom, sitting and talking (although I can’t remember WHAT we used to talk about). Continue Reading

My Husband is a Better House Spouse Than I Was

My Husband is a Better House Spouse Than I Was

Working out of the home has highlighted an amazing new development in my marriage that I thought I’d share with all of you. Now that I’m the one working out of the house, Dean has taken over the home duties. It’s not to say that he isn’t working – he is! But he is also picking up all the house spouse stuff, and he is SO much better at it all than I ever was. It’s actually in line with what we agreed when we first met. So let me take you on a trip through the past before I explain how awesome Dean is as a house spouse. Continue Reading

[POSTPONED] Win tickets to Circus Spectaculum, the all-human AZ circus

Circus Spectaculum

I have a kid under five, so I like to think my life is a circus. In fact, when bedtime has been particularly rough, I’ve wondered if I could sell her to the circus (joking! I swear!). But then I got invited to Circus Spactaculum, and it sounds way cooler than I’d imagined. I’ve been given some VIP tickets to a special showcase of the circus, and you can join me!

But before I tell you how to win tickets, you should know WHY you want to win. I mean, other than getting the chance to spend the evening with me and my charming family. Allow me to copy and paste the official language sent to me by the PR, and then I’ll tell you why I’m amped to go. Continue Reading