Summertime Blues

July 1, 2015 by admin

When I was a kid, the last day of school was like Christmas Eve. The thought of sleeping in, playing with friends and hanging out in the sun every day was a dream come true. I knew that I had a full summer of fun in front of me and the world was my oyster. (Which is actually a weird saying since Oysters are gross)…anyhoo… Continue Reading...

Top 5 Reasons I am Ready For School to Start

September 2, 2014 by Jamie Quinlan

IMG_20140902_133001 (800x779)After spending an entire summer with a 3, 5 and 7 year old it didn’t take me long to come up with my top 5 reasons I am ready for school to start. SO…here they are… Continue Reading...

Get off of Your Phone Park Mom!

August 20, 2014 by Jamie Quinlan

mom on cellHey you, mom with the three kids running around at the park. Can you look up from your phone for just a moment to watch your little miracles or life enjoy themselves? Your youngest just jumped off of the bottom step of the play structure and is screaming at the top of her lungs “look what I can do mom,” for what seems like the hundredth time. Your middle has asked you twelve times if she looks “pretty” going down the slide and your oldest son is walking around kicking the dirt because “you didn’t invite any boys for him to play with!” Continue Reading...

The Identity Crisis of the Stay at Home Mom

May 7, 2014 by Jamie Quinlan

It can be difficult to maintain your identity once you become a mom…or at least a “stay at home mom”. You become “Chase’s mom”, you know… the tall one, who drops him off at school each day. She has two others…girls I think, though we don’t see them out of the car very often. Continue Reading...

A New Kind of Resolution

January 10, 2014 by Jamie Quinlan

Happy New Year 2014Each New Year’s Day, much like the rest of the world, I reflect on the previous year and think about the things that I plan on doing differently in the upcoming year. After all, January 1st is a new beginning, a fresh start, and the beginning of a new chapter that only I am in control of. Continue Reading...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

November 21, 2013 by Jamie Quinlan

I have written blog posts in the past about doing more with my children, being present in the moment and giving them my all. I feel good about myself after I write about it, almost like a new mom….and then forget about it shortly after. Continue Reading...

100% of My Heart

October 16, 2013 by Jamie Quinlan

I made a promise to my daughter last night while putting her to bed. I promised that I would be a better mother to her. I told her that she was special and that she deserves that I be the best Mommy that I can be. Continue Reading...

A Day Not Forgotten

September 11, 2013 by Jamie Quinlan

It’s amazing how most of us can remember the exact moment on September 11, 2001 when we found out the devastating news. We went through our typical daily routine on September 10th, probably laughing and enjoying the day unaware of what was to come. Something that would change us forever….. Continue Reading...

Treading Water….Revisited

September 3, 2013 by Jamie Quinlan

Almost a year ago to the day I wrote a blog post titled “Treading Water“. I had so many people contact me afterwards and either share their similar feelings or console me on mine. I just re-read my post and thought that I would give everyone an update…one  year later. Continue Reading...

You Know You’re A Mom When…..

August 16, 2013 by Jamie Quinlan

My sister recently started a mom’s group in the area and on the questionnaire for potential members it says, “you know you are a mommy when…..?” While reading through various responses, I noticed that we all share common experiences, so I thought that I would make my own list. You know you are a Mom when…… Continue Reading...