Let’s Get Real: The Summer of Leyla

Okay! I'm proclaiming it! The summer of 2017 is going to be "Summer of Leyla". What is it exactly? Well, it's going to be about me - taking time for myself. Putting myself first (sometimes). Doing things without fear of judgment (i.e., I don't care what you say, I'm just gonna keep drinking my rosé). … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: The Summer of Leyla

Let’s Dress Up! Crushing on Everything Blush

It's taken me a few decades to come around to the color pink again. I used love it as a child but disliked it growing up. Maybe I grew up with brothers or maybe I just thought the color was too soft for my self-proclaimed  tough  exterior.   But just recently, I am falling back … Continue reading Let’s Dress Up! Crushing on Everything Blush

Let’s Travel! Luke’s Airplane Travel Essentials

Best Travel Advice from a Stranger Our flight was delayed on our way back from New Orleans to Chicago back in January. Luke was getting restless in the gate area and asking when we were going to board the plane. A man sitting near us started talking to us about a trick or activity he … Continue reading Let’s Travel! Luke’s Airplane Travel Essentials

Let’s Celebrate! Luke’s 5th Birthday Party at Windy City Ninjas

This past fall, Charlie turned on the TV and the show American Ninja Warriors happened to be on.  Luke immediately got into it. He loved watching the contestants climb, jump, and work their way from obstacle to obstacle and started to pretend he was a ninja warrior.  After we watched a few shows, I decided to make … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Luke’s 5th Birthday Party at Windy City Ninjas

5 Awesome Things I Love About My Preschooler

This post is all about Luke because today is his 5th birthday!! Happy birthday to you, Luke! You have changed my world for the better and you make me laugh EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  I can't imagine my life without you. I'm lucky to have a caring and loving son like you. I love how you always … Continue reading 5 Awesome Things I Love About My Preschooler