Kids, Life, Parenting

Heat wave and teens/compromise

It's Hot We've entered summer, apparently, here in Wisconsin.... never mind that just last week we seemed firmly on the outskirts of winter. Spring just never showed up this year. It was 90 degrees yesterday. !!!! I heard on the news that it was actually a record high temperature for May 10. I finally caved… Continue reading Heat wave and teens/compromise

Parenting, Wisdom

Picking your battles wisely (with kids)

A friend shared a post on Facebook yesterday that I absolutely loved. These are the types of posts that I truly live for on social media- it felt insightful, relevant, valuable and it spoke to me. I clicked "save!" "save!" as fast as I could. 😉 The main point I took away was that parenting… Continue reading Picking your battles wisely (with kids)

Deep thoughts, travel

Tired + some random musings on international travel

I woke up this morning AGAIN at ~3:15, making it the 4th day in a row I have woken up in the 3:00-4:00 a.m. hour. Today though, I felt determined to fall back to sleep. (The last few days I didn't really fight it and basically just got up extra early.) But I have been… Continue reading Tired + some random musings on international travel

Kids, Life, Parenting

Rollercoaster weekend/ parenting is hard

Yee-haw, what a weekend!! It felt like a total rollercoaster. So, we left Saturday morning for the swim meet, as I mentioned. First of all, those were some LONG days at the pool. We were essentially there from 9 am until almost 8 pm both days, with a couple hour break in between Prelims and… Continue reading Rollercoaster weekend/ parenting is hard

Parenting, Podcasts

Quotes on parenting + mental load

I did listen to the Best of Both Worlds episode on Division of Labor & Mental Load the other day, and I found myself nodding along with interviewee Allison Daminger. I was out walking, so I snapped some screenshots to remember particular segments that spoke to me. I love the tip to screenshot podcasts when… Continue reading Quotes on parenting + mental load