Easy isn’t Always Better


It used to be easy to travel for work in fact it was second nature for me. Over a several year period I regularly traveled 2-4 times each month – all over the U.S. and occasionaly outside the U.S., for meetings and trade shows, short trips and long trips. Some trips would be planned well . . . → Read More: Easy isn’t Always Better

Looooong Weekends


Between January 1st and the end of the school year, Juliana is off school 8 days that are work days for me. 8 Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays that I need to find a way to keep her busy while I work or use a vacation day. To make it even more interesting, childcare is . . . → Read More: Looooong Weekends

6 going on 16


There is no doubt that Juliana loves her brothers. She doesn’t see them in the morning before school since she leaves before they are up, and she is always excited to see them when they come home. She wants to play with them and help them and she genuinely cares about them. They are . . . → Read More: 6 going on 16

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of a Mother

As a mother I talk about how much my life has changed since having children. My priorities are different, there are always lots of tasks on the to-do list that I never accomplish, and I really miss getting a good night sleep.

One thing I don’t talk about is how much my view of . . . → Read More: Seeing the World Through the Eyes of a Mother

How We Became a Family of Five


We spent years having the same conversation, I would ask Scott if he wanted to have another baby and he would say it was up to me.  I would think about how wonderful Juliana was and how nice it would be for her to have a baby brother or sister and then I would . . . → Read More: How We Became a Family of Five

Every Day is an Adventure


“Wow!  Toddler twins and a 4 year old – you must really have your hands full.”  I hear those words a lot.  And I do have my hands full, but I generally respond by saying every day is an adventure.  There are many days when I am exhausted and fight to keep my eyes . . . → Read More: Every Day is an Adventure


Whenever I hear someone say, “She has 3 kids”, I look to see who that person is talking about. Even after a year, it seems weird to me that I have 3 children. We should be at the point now where things should be running smoothly, right? It’s been a year, Juliana is 4-1/2, . . . → Read More: Three