Back to School + Apple TV Giveaway


If you’re not new to this blog, then you will already know that Joey started school a week and a half ago. The first day of school was a little traumatic (for me) and very exciting (for him). I wasn’t totally sure he understood what was coming but the fact that he didn’t sleep at all the night before was telling. He practically bounced his way to school that first morning. He carried his backpack, he asked me to carry {Read More}

WWE SummerSlam & Mamarazzi Event


When I received an invitation to attend The Moms’ Mamarazzi event at WWE SummerSlam, my first instinct was to decline because my boys are little and they don’t know anything about the WWE yet. But then I remembered that both Sal and I grew up fans and wondered if this might be something around which we could come all together so I said we’d be there. We piled into the van last Sunday at noon and headed toward The Staples {Read More}

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Generations


My Gram was the only girl in a family of 7 kids. Only she and two brothers remain and I was super excited to spend some time with the three of them a couple weeks ago. I love this shot of Uncles Dick and Bill with the boys – it’s one I will treasure always. I’m also excited to have captured this one of the three Cardwell siblings. Don’t they look so happy all together? Linking up for Wordless Wednesday {Read More}

Brothers + Friends


Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. -Marc Brown on brothers See those brothers up there? They’ve been through a lot in the last couple of months.Like most littles, they don’t do change well and we’ve had quite a bit. Their grandparents (who live with us) left for a 6 week long trip to Italy. We moved to a new house. I went away for a few days to attend a conference. We took away Luke’s {Read More}

Raising a Puppy is Hard, Yo


I’ve always intended to write more about our adventures with dog adoption {and raising a puppy, specifically}, but those posts don’t ever seem to make it out of my head because I worry that they’ll seem negative. Our experience has certainly not been all bad, it’s just sometimes easier to write about the hard stuff. That said, I’m not totally sure where this post will fall on the good/bad continuum. You can tell me after you’ve read it. A couple {Read More}