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New England

This August Taylor and I went to New England to visit my folks. It was her first time on an airplane since she was one and a half. Due to how young she was, she really doesn't remember it. Ever since Tay learned that we would be going to visit Papa and Grandma she has… Continue reading New England

Camping · Family · My Blog · Photography · Travel

Point Beach State Forest

Camping is our families way of disconnecting from everyday life and reconnecting with each other. Recently we went to Point Beach State Forest, located right outside of Two Rivers, WI. Originally we were going to spend the weekend on Madeline Island, but due to recent storms and flooding we made the decision to go somewhere… Continue reading Point Beach State Forest

Children · Family · My Blog · Travel

Celebrating one more year of survival

So it happened. I am now 32 years of age. Another year down and many more to go.  This year my birthday was celebrated a little bit different from most years because I was traveling for work on my birthday. I was up at 4am (which is way too early for this girl) to catch… Continue reading Celebrating one more year of survival

Complaints · Family · Parenting

Tis the Season for Stress

All I want for Christmas is time with those I love without the pressure and obligation of gifts. Holidays. Business. Marketing. Things. Expectations. Pressure. Don't get me wrong, I love giving people gifts. It makes me feel good to see them smile. However, when it is expected all of the joy of giving is lost.… Continue reading Tis the Season for Stress

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The New Normal (long read)

Transverse Myelitis is an experience that I would not wish on anyone I have truly learned so much in the last two years. I am a better person because of it. I think that TM has really allowed me the time to slow down, stop and look at myself - who I truly am -… Continue reading The New Normal (long read)

Children · My Blog · Parenting

Generation Z

There are many positives to the advances in technology. However, there are some experiences that I am sad my daughter will miss out on. I am sure many parents have felt this way with their children as well with each new generation. Here is my list: Memorizing phone numbers (more than just their own) Talking… Continue reading Generation Z

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Beach Day in a Boot

Even though I am stuck in a boot we took a day trip to Devil's Lake state park. On our way we decided to take the Merrimac Ferry. Taylor loved it (as usual), but Shiva was not quite as sure. She watched the water as if it couldnt be trusted the whole way across. Blue… Continue reading Beach Day in a Boot