Month: October 2017

I am grateful for…Halloween!

I am grateful for…Halloween!

As I sit here on Halloween night with my obligatory Reese Cup I took from one of the kids’ buckets, I am grateful for the time we have together to come up and use our creativity to concoct costumes and memories. While my kids love…

I am grateful for…family traditions.

I am grateful for…family traditions.

It’s almost as if pumpkin carving is the beginning of our family traditions for the holiday season. We all gather as a family to concoct cool designs for our pumpkins, get out all the power tools and dig goop from the insides. Mostly, it’s My…

I am grateful for…life experiences.

I am grateful for…life experiences.

My goal is to fill my children’s lives with experiences. I am so grateful for the relationship my kids have with their grandparents.

They love spending time with them and taking them to new places. Jake’s first time to a pro football game is something he has been wanting to do for awhile.

Having one on one time with them is a bonus especially when you are one of four kids.

I’m pretty sure he missed his siblings because he kept sending me messages asking what everyone was doing but I know he has a memory to last a lifetime.

All he did was talk about the game and what he and Gaga and Papa did on his sleepover. It’s fun for them to interact with him to see what he is like as an individual and not part of our brood!

Another bonus is coming home with souvenirs that everyone is jealous about.


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I am grateful for…The Ohio State University

I am grateful for…The Ohio State University

When it comes to sports, I will watch games on tv and understand what is going on but I don’t have that sense of ownership. With the Ohio State Buckeyes, it’s not a game but an experience. Graduating from OSU means football is life. Watching…

Give Your Mood a Boost Instantly With These 9 Ways

Give Your Mood a Boost Instantly With These 9 Ways

Have you ever noticed when the weather starts to change and we anticipate a new season, our mood changes with it? We, like our animal counterparts, start the hibernation process. The blankets, sweaters, Ugg boots and pumpkin spice lattes all come out in preparation for…