Sleeplessness has a long history in my life. I have been a bad sleeper since I was a teenager and it has carried well into my adult life. I never get enough sleep and am always on a quest for more of it. Personally, I think a good night's sleep has everything to do with your pillow! Pillows can totally assist or hinder a good night's sleep.
After nearly a two decades of having no clue what everyone was talking about, I decided to watch The Gilmore Girls with my daughters. The Gilmore Girls were officially back. I certainly had a lot of catching up to do. So I settled myself in my comfy chair and began the show. I was not prepared for the fast-talking fun with Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore.
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Fall isn't just the season of holidays. It is the season of gathering together with family and close friends. Fewer and fewer of us have a big family dinner these days. I remember when I was a child growing up in rural Iowa, we visited my grandmother every Sunday after church. My brothers and I rode horses, climbed trees, played in the meadow, scoured the windmill tower and then after we had explored everything, we were called indoors for a delicious dinner. This was my Sunday and I loved every part of that day each week.
Winter break is fast approaching and I am so looking forward to a bit of a rest and reprieve from school and activities. We are ready to have a blast over winter break and be taken back to the 11th century at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Which is perfect because we have been studying all about the 11th century in Omnibus this semester. My daughters are so excited to see the gorgeous Andalusian horse show, and swoon over the knights defending their realm. We all can't wait to see abeautiful princess and a king try to save their kingdom. are only some of the wonders the family can enjoy together.
The fall has been lingering here in Chicago and giving us a wonderful break from an early winter. Winter break will be on us all soon enough and I for one am not the least bit prepared. The schedules my children have this school year ramped up so quickly, I have yet been able to catch my breath.
I really thought we would be easing into the school year and all their work was at a sprinting pace from day one. I really never had the opportunity to sort, purchase and label everything my children and myself need for the new school year because we have been at warp speed. I realized this past month that all my kids backpacks are in dire need of replacement.
Did you know that approximately 68 million people will dress in costumes this Halloween? And that about 49 million of that group of select individuals will attend a Halloween party. Are you attending a Halloween Bash this weekend? Are you hosting a party?
If you are one of these spooky persons who gets all dressed up and attend a monster bash or hosting a party for your friends and family . . . I have a few tips for you.
The day for tricking and treating is upon us and it is pouring rain outdoors. My kids are so upset. I thought to cheer them up a bit and make some Halloween Bark!
This is literally one of the easiest recipes to throw together in moments. Most likely you will also have all the ingredients in your home already. You could begin with chocolate pieces (a bog of chips would work) or almond bark . . . this I always have in my house - it is VERY versatile. Grab some pretzels and whatever else your taste buds desire.
September has been a month that began with ease. We were on a good roll with our new school schedules and settling in with new classes and new activities. Then all of a sudden, I do not know what happened, but September tried to kill me.
I have three kids at two different schools and all their activities are on different days, in different direction and at different locations. Like, I need a clone STAT! And I also need everyone to just stop leaving their house so I don't have the issue of traffic to deal with ☺
I have been creating apple memories with my kids since they were toddlers. Visiting local apple orchards in our area have cemented wonderful memories in my kids hearts. We happened to have been able to visit one of our favorite apple orchards a couple of weeks ago and have been snacking on delicious apple treats every since.
I think autumn is finally here in Chicago. I was actually able to turn the air conditioner off just this past weekend and my husband is so happy about that one as I think I was freezing him out of the house. But in my defense, I totally have this thing where I can't sleep with the windows open, at all, like, not, one-single-window. So, I have to have the air on in the house because all the windows are closed up tight at night when I go to bed.