About Dana

I'm a wife, mother and stay-at-home mom for my three crazy kiddos. In my former life I was a Food Scientist and Product Developer for The Coca-Cola Company. I quit to stay at home and spend more time with my kids. Once that happened, I realized I needed an outlet for my creativity so I started an embroidery business out of my home. In my downtime (what's that???) I love to cook, garden and read. I started blogging as a way to connect with other parents, share stories, find some humor in life and a new outlet for my creativity.

Our Internal Clocks

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Have you ever noticed that us mommies have these internal clocks that never fail us? My son recently underwent surgery to have his tonsils and adenoids out.  The doctor recommended to my husband and me that we give him his pain medication every four hours for the first week after his surgery.  That meant waking up every four hours for seven nights straight to get him to take his medicine.  I think as moms, we come programmed with these little internal alarm clocks for instances just like this.  I never set my alarm once and woke up every four hours (give or take 15 minutes) to give him the Continue Reading

What Would You Use The Easy Button For?

If you could create a remote to control your child, what kind of buttons would you add?  You know, if you could have an Easy Button for your child, what would you try to control?  My girlfriends and I were discussing this exact thing the other day. My suggestion would be the “instant sleep” button.  Once pushed, your child would fall into an instant sleep.  There would be no repeated getting out of bed, no whining because of sheer exhaustion, no reading endless books or getting drinks of water.  Just sleep, sweet peaceful sleep. One of my girlfriends suggested a mute button.  I really,really Continue Reading

How I Saved My Child’s Life!

When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I took a CPR class at our local hospital.  It taught you all the basics and we felt better prepared about becoming parents.  But as the years passed, that training quickly slipped from memory and we forgot all the minute details and things we should or should not be doing.  After my third child was born, I knew I should take a refresher course.  I have a friend that is a certified CPR nurse and teaches classes.  So I signed up.  We learned all the things from my first CPR class (but with a few updates), and some new stuff too.  We were Continue Reading

To My Girlfriends: Thank You!

I adore my kids.  Love them to pieces.  But sometimes I just can’t stand them.  Know what I mean???  The drama from my 7 year old daughter, the frustration and anger from my 4 year old son and the clinginess of my 22 month old daughter will drive me up the wall.  Sometimes, the only thing that saves me is to get rid of them.  I know that I can always call my mom (who luckily lives ½ mile away) and say to her, “Come take these kids!!!” and she will be over in a matter of minutes.  Sometimes it’s my husband that saves the day.  He’ll come home from work, walk in to the kitchen from the garage, Continue Reading

The Escape Artist

My third child, my second daughter.  I thought by the time you reached the third kid, things were supposed to be a breeze.  As in an “Easy” child.  Hahahaha (insert crazy laughter here).  I love her with all my heart but she is a complete and total mess.  She is always running after her older sister and brother, her hair is always falling out of her bows and ponytails and into her face, and she never quite knows what to do with herself.   Except when she is in clothes….. She is a total escape artist when it comes to wearing clothes.  At first it started with shoes and socks in the car.  Continue Reading

I Put Myself In Timeout!

It’s that time of day when everything runs amok in my house:   5:00 p.m.  My kids are either so tired and cranky, or bored and restless, that they have no idea what to do with themselves.  This is also the time of day when the biggest fights erupt….usually over nothing.  I have an almost 7 year old daughter, a 4 year old son and a 22 month old daughter (we call it our boy sandwich).  It’s also usually the time of day that my husband gets home and goes right to his home office to finish business calls and some last minute work (thereby leaving me still alone with 3 kids).  And usually by this Continue Reading