Author Archives: Greta

Six is Practically Out of the House.

The no-longer-a-baby baby is six today. S.I.X.

 

Our youngest is almost done with kindergarten. He’s starting to read. He’s got his own opinions about EVERYTHING. He fake cries a lot, and snuggles a lot. He hugs his big brother and tells him that he loves him in his sweetest little boy voice. And he means it.

He changes his mind as quickly as he can make it, or he can hang on to his decision until the end of time. It’s anybody’s guess.

“Smile.”

“I am smiling.”

 

He likes:

His momma. Louise, and big sister Ivy.

He does not like:

Bedtime and waiting (he wanted to put Henry and Essie on there, but I knew it was temporary and not nice so I vetoed that).

His favorite foods are:

Quesadillas and pizza (and they’re pretty much all he’ll eat right now except for breakfast foods).

His favorite movies are:

Moana, Ghostbusters, and Godzilla.

His favorite book is:

Ghostbusters

His best friends are: 

Blaine, Jru, and his momma.

He is stubborn, he is sweet, he is six.

What’s Happenin’.

It’s spring break here, on this first day of spring, and the weather is gorgeous. For most of the last several spring breaks, I’ve been traveling to conferences or trips, so the kids and I haven’t had a good ol’ fashioned, lazy, sunny, relaxed spring break in a while. I’m digging it. Ivy’s playing recContinue Reading

My Tribe

A lot has happened in the last six months (obviously) but there’s one thing that changed drastically and has made a huge difference in my life. I’m an introvert (tell us something we don’t know, Greta), and I’ve always had close girl friends that I can pick up right where we left off, no matterContinue Reading

Hello, Old Friend.

Hey there, it’s been a while. I’ve been itching to write, but I can’t seem to make any words come out of my brain. You know the feeling? Anyway. Let’s just open the wound here and worry about that later. Here’s to 2017.    

What If?

To say that this week has been stressful is the understatement of the millennium. This summer has been stressful, really, with trying to buy a house and actually close on it and move, but this last week all but did me in. I’ve had to find distractions to keep my mind off of the factContinue Reading

A Night Out With Beauty and the Beast

Yesterday was my dad’s birthday, and to celebrate, the kids and I took him to Starlight Theatre and out to eat. It may not have been his first choice to see the touring production of the fairy tale musical, Beauty and the Beast, but we all had a great time. The stage was an elaborate setContinue Reading

Bullets Over Broadway at Starlight Theatre

It was an absolutely gorgeous night for the opening of Bullets Over Broadway at Starlight Theatre. GORGEOUS. I took my mom to see the new touring Broadway production of Woody’s Allen’s show, and it did not disappoint. Neither of us had seen it, so we didn’t know exactly what to expect, but we were bothContinue Reading

Celebrating a Special Dad with #KCSteaks

Read on and you’ll find a coupon code AND giveaway… So, my husband is hard to buy for (if you continue to read this, babe, just act surprised on the 19th). If he wants something, he buys it. If you ask him for ideas, he doesn’t have any, I’m not alone in this struggle, right?Continue Reading

Uncommonly Fantastically Good

When Uncommon Goods approached me about sharing their company with you guys, I was immediately on board. Not because they have an amazing collection of unique gifts and products, or because they focus on environmentally sustainable and responsible practices (like limiting the number of catalogs they print and printing them on recycled paper), but becauseContinue Reading

My Story (Right Now)

The following is what I read in the Listen To Your Mother: KC show last weekend. It’s become an out of body experience, like my brain and body are at odds with each other….my brain is telling me it’s no big deal, I can pick up the toy, while my body is throwing it acrossContinue Reading