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Family Commune

When asked what my dream house would be, there is 1 thing that comes to mind…  It would be to have a family commune.  I envision it similar to how we used to go camping.  Each family unit has their own private area, but there is also a common area where we would gather for meals and general activity. Continue reading

Don’t Scare the Kids

I can’t say that I have ever had a favorite pair of PJs.  Throughout the years, I’ve worn nightgowns, silk shirts/shorts, “nighties”, sweats, and gone naked.  Each one has been comfortable at the time that I wore (or didn’t wear) it. Continue reading

No BS Weight Loss

I’ve always had a poor body image about myself.  From feelings of being too thin to feelings of being overweight, I have never been happy about how my body looked. Continue reading

A Permanently Exhausted Pigeon

pigeonAt this point of my life, I don’t think I’m a night owl OR an early bird.  I know for sure that I’ve never been an early bird.  The idea of waking up early in the morning puts absolute dread in my heart.   Continue reading

The Dreaded Ice Derby

skatingAt what point do you decide that your child has to participate in an event or allow them to quit?  I’ve often wondered this over the years in relation to various kids’ activities, but especially when I think about my childhood. Continue reading

Christmas Until Easter

I always struggle with when to take down my Christmas decorations.  I’m not the type of person that puts everything up the day after Thanksgiving.

I usually try to wait until at least December has started.  I’m also strongly against taking them down on December 26th as so many people do as I’ve just got them all up and the house is looking very festive and cozy.   Continue reading

OCD Christmas

 

Christmas was always so fun for me as a child, so when I began my family, I wanted to make sure they had as much fun with it as I did.  For the first 2 ½ years, when Bradley was an only child and we lived in New Berlin, we would come and stay in Beaver Dam for the holidays.  Christmas Eve was always spent with the in-laws and Christmas Day was with my family.   Continue reading

White Christmas

My all-time favorite Christmas movie would have to be White Christmas.  By the time the season is done, I will have watched it at least a dozen times. The music and dancing make me smile every time. Continue reading

Sleepover with Grandma

sleepoverAs a child, our Christmas holiday was always made more special because Grandma Is would come and spend the night with us.  It always felt like such a special treat to have Grandma sleepover.  Each year, Lisa and I would take turns hosting Grandma in our room on our trundle bed.  Continue reading

Show Me the Money

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Chore list from age 5 – Notice no allowance listed!

As a child, I remember having some chores, but because I didn’t have to do my work alone, it never seemed to be a big ordeal.  Mom had taken the time to type a list for Lisa and me that we were expected to do in order to get a weekly allowance.  I don’t actually remember ever getting the allowance, even though there was a spot on the chore list to write down the amount owed.   Continue reading