Kids · Life · Parents

“Mommy I have to go potty!”

Ah, potty training. Is there a more wonderful thing in all the world? I think not. My daughter Madison will be three in October. As of last week, she was still going in a diaper and I, her mother was changing her (sorry - little potty book humor for you moms out there). We tried… Continue reading “Mommy I have to go potty!”

Fitness · Food and Drink · Life

A steaming serving of guilt

Today I will be returning to visit Jim. Jim is not a friend. He is not a member of my family. In fact, he doesn't really exist. Jim is what I call my YMCA. Actually, it's more than that. Jim is who my YMCA is to me. I created the concept of "Jim" shortly after… Continue reading A steaming serving of guilt

Finances · Food and Drink

Here’s a tip

During my Easter dinner with family, I heard an astonishing story. Apparently, Oprah told her audience that in light of these economic hard times, we should all band together in a grand money saving strategy and decide only to tip 10-12%. Now, my immediate reaction to this news was horror - my sister is a… Continue reading Here’s a tip

Food and Drink

Would you like some milk with your Oreos?

Last night, I ate almost half a package of double stuff Oreos. It's true. There. I said it. And I feel better now. Sort of. It never ceases to amaze me how much I turn to food when I'm feeling totally overwhelmed. I'm not sure why I find comfort in stuffing my face, but I… Continue reading Would you like some milk with your Oreos?

Canada · Food and Drink · Friends · Life · Road Trip · Sisters

On Canadian road trips, Lizzy is always right

After a week stuck inside the house with the dreaded-lagumba-disease (the flu), a sometimes ornery two year old, and laundry multiplying by the day, I needed a break. My two younger sisters (Amy and Lizzy) had just the ticket - a day trip to Leavenworth. No - not the prison. The quaint Bavarian village nestled… Continue reading On Canadian road trips, Lizzy is always right