travel

Day 8: Scenic drives, Downpatrick Head, Beach and Ballycroy National Park

Saturday, March 19 Saturday was our last full day in Ireland (well, for now). The weather was sunny, with blue skies- but SUPER windy! In the morning, the kids soaked up time with their little cousins in the hot tub: What a beautiful morning!! Eventually we all got ready, and by mid-morning we headed out… Continue reading Day 8: Scenic drives, Downpatrick Head, Beach and Ballycroy National Park

Household, Kids, Parenting

Kids, Chores and Allowances

I did some actual CARDIO at the gym yesterday (the stairmill) after my shoulders/triceps workout. Crazy, I know, because I'm not usually big on traditional cardio. While I climbed stairs, I listened to this recent The Mom Hour episode about household chores. It got me thinking about a couple of things: #1- It would be… Continue reading Kids, Chores and Allowances

Gratitude, Summer, Wisdom

Positive quotes

Every morning in my little "highlight journal", I jot down a positive quote. (In between my daily summary paragraph (top part) and my bullet journal style recap (bottom half) which tracks my workouts, meals, accomplishments, gratitude, etc.) I thought I'd share a few I've written down lately: "Don't base your decisions on the advice of… Continue reading Positive quotes