Life's ETC.

RELAX AND EMBRACE THE crazy

 

Writer. Aspiring author. Pretend photographer. Mom. Wife. I hope you enjoy my journey to relax and embrace the crazy – with posts celebrating love, laughter and all of life’s etc. Much Love, H.

Age Matters

Age matters, but not your age – just your kids’ age. It’s something I’ve only recently realized, and my children are age 8 and 5. Sitting at a kids’ birthday party a couple weeks back, all the moms suddenly began to share how old they were. No surprise – I was the...

Youth Sports Snarl

What is it about youth sports that turns normal, caring parents into snarling, blood-thirsty beasts? I don’t do well with drama – it totally drains me. That said, I also don’t do well with keeping my mouth shut when something needs to be addressed (positive or...

A Divine Temper Tantrum

How my mommy temper tantrum maybe saved my husband’s life.  Marriage. It’s so much fun. All. The. Time. Right? Not in my house. We have our ups and downs, and we work through most of them like adults (sorry, you won’t find many stories about those because they aren’t...

How to get a picture worth a thousand words

This is my favorite family picture of all time. And it will remain my favorite because of the story behind it. The photo was taken in summer 2012 by Lindsey Brown Photography at Side Cut Park in Toledo, Ohio…in July. Those of you not familiar with Ohio summers, let me...

Fake it ’til you make it? F that.

I woke up at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, panic-stricken that I am just like the American Idol contestant who is told their whole life by family and friends that they have an amazing voice…only to audition and learn they aren’t even average. My Tuesday morning panic was in...

The “Do’s and Don’ts” of Mother’s Day Gift Giving

I’m breaking down the walls of “Oh, sweetie, it’s just another day!” and laying out the honest-to-goodness “Do’s and Don’ts” of Mother’s Day Gift Giving. You can thank me later. 😉 DO NOT Give me quality time with the kids. I know they’re the reason I’m being...

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