Wise Words by Yia Yia

I love my mother. Let’s be honest, we all hope to become the best parts of our Moms. She is beyond thoughtful, kind spirited, has a generous heart and will do anything for loved ones. She always seems to know exactly what to say and when to say it, she is a marriage and family …

2019 Goals

Reflecting back on 2018 my heart is full. I think it’s important to look at what I accomplished this past year as well as where I could have improved. While I feel I was WAY less controlling (just ask Jon) and present, laughed a lot, made the kids laugh a lot, the anxious feeling also …

Olivia is Four!

Oh sweet bean, we cannot believe you are four years old today. Our sweet Christmas Eve baby. The old adage certainly rings true about the days being long and the years flying by. Feeling your squishy body for the first time, touching your hands and staring at those baby blues feels like yesterday. Some nights …

Our Holiday Traditions

Our holiday traditions kick off with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, watched in our matching jammies while we haul out the Christmas decorations and prepare our assigned dish for Thanksgiving Dinner. This time of year is beyond magical, our first born arrived Christmas Eve and I will forever relive the sparkle of the holidays through …

Gift Guide Men 2018

Thanksgiving is tomorrow which means the ultimate shopping day is just TWO days away. We have a tradition that lasts as long as I can remember, wake up at the ass crack of dawn, drive downtown to Marshall Field’s to get a special ornament. Since Marshall Field’s no longer exists and my mom and sis …