I’m Taking a Break

Kate and Christopher

I have been struggling to find the time to blog lately, and wanting to write and not having the time are stressing me out. I am going to take a break, review my priorities, and then hopefully come back when I can post more consistently, so it’s not another thing adding to my stress. So […]

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Month in Photos: June 2018

Miller Park Helfaer Field Pitching

More catching up… Pictures from June   Christopher’s school has a field day on the Friday before the last day, and the kids all get special shirts and spend the afternoon signing those and their yearbooks. Another parent took this picture, and I think it’s super cute. Christopher’s team made a double play, and the […]

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Great Reads: First Half of 2018

Kate Reading

Since I’m taking a break from blogging at Opinionated Book Lover, I decided to share some of the great books I’ve been reading over here. You’ll have to click over to my review or Goodreads for more information as I didn’t include a synopsis or thoughts on each book here. Adult Fiction Every Note Played […]

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Month in Photos: May 2018

Brewers Game

Trying to catch up a little… Pictures from May Christopher had his first drum recital, and he was SO nervous. He didn’t really even want to do it, but the teacher and I convinced him to at least go and watch. And then once he was there, he got more and more comfortable with the […]

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Baseball is ending…and I’m actually sad

New Berlin Heat players with Bernie Brewer

We’re into the final week of select baseball. Christopher has a few league games left, along with one tournament weekend, and then he will try out for next season. Most shockingly of all, I am sad that it’s almost over. I have really enjoyed watching his team play – even though they still have not […]

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Why are youth sports so stressful?

Christopher Baseball

My life is consumed with sports right now, and it’s majorly stressing me out. Am I the only one? Select Baseball As I mentioned a few months ago, Christopher is playing select baseball right now. You may recall that I never wanted him to play baseball at all, but he loves it. His team has […]

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Recipe Roundup #3

Recipe Roundup 3

I’m continuing to make new recipes, and I’ve found a couple of great ones lately! Chicken Parmesan This clean-eating chicken parmesan recipe from Eating Bird Food is so tasty! It’s surprisingly spicy with the paprika and cayenne pepper in the almond meal breading. The first time I made it I used chicken tender strips, and they […]

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Juvenile Pile: Supporting a Podcast

Christopher Reading Homework

We have been terrible lately with independent reading, but I have been doing a good job of reading aloud to Christopher each night that I put him to bed. We’ve read a couple of chapter books and many picture books. Picture Books What To Do If an Elephant Stands On Your Foot by Michelle Robinson […]

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Recent House Improvements

Guest Bathroom

In January I declared 2018 “the year of small improvements.” The last few months I’ve been focusing on our master bedroom and the upstairs bathrooms. We didn’t do anything major, but these small improvements have made our lives a bit more pleasant. Master Bedroom New Sheets For the last couple of years we’d been surviving […]

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Our Spring Break Disney Cruise

Disney Cruise Ship

For part of spring break, we went on a three night Disney cruise to the Bahamas. It was so wonderful that we’ve already booked our 7 night Disney cruise for next spring break! I meant to write this post sooner when it was a little more fresh in my mind, but thankfully the pictures will […]

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