February 28, 2014


Yes! I can't believe this is actually happening, but we sold our condo! Hallelujah! We have been packing like crazy and our close date is  March 9th. It's slightly challenging packing with two small children while working full time but it's so awesome because it means we are leaving this place. We have not found a house yet so we are going to stay with my parents for awhile- which should be interesting....

February 22, 2014

Stir Crazy

Here in cloudy, freezing Cleveland, Ohio we have been having one of the coldest winters in our record's history. Most of us are use to having bad weather between January and May. However, now that I have two children, I realize how horrific being trapped inside EVERY day can be. I'm searching Pinterest just to find ideas to occupy my 3 year old so he doesn't drive me insane. I set up car washes in the kitchen and I get a good 30 minutes to do the myriad of mom tasks that need to be done. We have made play dough, painted, played with snow inside, put up his tent indoors, made a fort with the kitchen table, watched dry ice,and taken a bath midday- just because. I am sooooo ready for spring!

February 4, 2014

The Sitter is Down for the Count

There are many different forms of child care. We chose a baby sitter because she was very affordable and we have grown to love and trust her. She has been watching my children for almost 3 years. Last week she came down with pneumonia and we (I) realized how important she is to my sanity. She was unable to watch them for a whole week and I work full time as a kindergarten teacher. My husband travels just about every other week and, of course, the week he is gone, the sitter is also M.I.A. Normally my mother is my back up but she has a new job and has been working. So what do you do when your sitter is out and your back ups to your back ups are all not available? Well, I had to call off work and plan for a substitute and take a sick day! That is very hard for me to do, because unless my children or myself have the plague, I never miss work, ever. Well, I had to miss today. It was nice to be home with them and I leave thorough plans so I know my room is going to be fine when I get back, but just being left without any options and having no choice but to call off work really bothered me. 

It is very difficult to be a working mom with a traveling husband. Especially when you can't afford a nanny or Au pair or cleaning lady and you do it all yourself. Sigh...and I only have two children. How people do this with more is really beyond me. 

February 1, 2014

Life Lately

All I have time for is a picture update. We are just waiting for the appraisal to go through on our place and then it's officially sold. That has been taking up some time and stress. I am 5 papers away from finishing my class and it is dragging on. I can only work on it sans children which rarely happens so that's why I still haven't finished. Pictures are all I can muster at this time.