10 Day Transformation
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 13:20
Yesterday, I started my 10 Day Transformation.  I drink three shakes a day.   The only way I can describe the flavor is that they taste very "green." I chose the Apple Berry Flavor which is sweetened with a... Read More


Transformation Ahead
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 19:15
I have been in a love-hate relationship with my weight for decades. I need to get out of this toxic relationship with food. This time, I am looking at the bigger picture. I must have packed ten to fifteen... Read More


Squirrel Weekend
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:06
I have always wanted to to hold a squirrel. I don't think it is too weird, since my kids all seem to feel the same way. When Abigail was a toddler we had a big fat squirrel who would always visit our back door... Read More


Mother Figures
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 13:15
I was lucky to have many mother figures present in my life when I was little. Each of these phenomenal women helped to make me the mother I am today. My mom had the strength to leave a bad relationship and... Read More


Dear Husband
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 13:48
Dear Husband,    I sent Linus and Josie to bathroom to wash their hands. I used that time to quickly pick up the lunch dishes. I may have been hypnotized by... Read More


Happy Easter
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 22:00
It was an Easter filled with family, and friends. The bunny did not disappoint.    Em's friend, Mikey is from Indiana. The dorm closed for vacation, so I gained another kid for the holiday!   Cousins, Aunts... Read More


A Star is Born
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 22:00
This weekend was the Junior High Drama Club's performance of Annie Jr. Katie was the cutest orphan in the bunch, but I may be a bit biased!            


Lalaloopsy Girls #CrazyHairDay
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:29
My girls are big  Lalaloopsy fans, especially my very own, La La Lucie! In celebraton of the launch of Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair Dolls, March 6th has been declared #CrazyHairDay.  These new Lalaloopsy Girls... Read More


Why Fifty Shades Is Not For Me
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 13:54


Beat Cold and Flu Season with Vicks NyQuil Severe #ReliefIsHere
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 15:37
This winter has been brutal. Between snow days and sick days, my kids have not put in a full week of school since before Christmas break. Chances are, if the little ones are sick, I am too. Unfortunately, moms... Read More


Say His Name
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 15:26


The New Math of Conception - Mommy + Daddy + Mommy = Baby #WomensLives
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 15:38


Where's The Cat?
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 16:02
Linus (very concerned): Mattie ate one of the cats.   Emilie: No, Linus. I'm sure Mattie did not eat the cat.   Linus: Then, where is it?!   Emilie (growingly concerned) : Let's go see.   Linus runs up stairs... Read More


Christmas 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 12:20
  Merry Christmas from Beyond The Crib!  


Getting Your Kids Involved In Holiday Preparations
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 14:42
The holiday season offers many opportunities for children to learn more about, as well as, participate in family traditions. Today, I am over at HouseParty talking about how you can get your kids involved in... Read More