Pinterest to Real Life: Bring the Snow Inside!

Snnow cover photoHere in Wisconsin, this winter’s been bitter cold. The older I get, the wimpier I get. Bundling up myself and a toddler in sub 10ºF just isn’t my idea of a good time — not to mention the fact that several days have been dangerously cold (like -40ºF with the windchill — no kidding!) (more…)


I Vow to be Less Productive This Year

I’m not normally a New Year’s resolution sort of gal. Like most perfectionists, I’m afraid of failure, so I choose not to set myself up for it on the first day each year. Secretly I wonder why anyone would walk this plank, because it’s only a matter of time before you take the plunge into exactly how you were before.  The new January crowd at my gym drives me nuts because they hog all the spin bikes and  have yet to learn the etiquette of wiping down the treadmill after they’ve sweat all over it. I calm myself down by remembering they’ll be gone by Valentine’s Day.

This year I broke that rule. (more…)

See What We’ve Been Saying on TV!

I’ve neglected to share with you all of my recent TV appearances! I love the folks at Fox6 Real Milwaukee and always have a great time when on the show. Over the past several months, I’ve talked about winter car seat safety, cloth diapering, and buying used toys as gifts. So give the segments a listen and tell me what you think! (I seriously get SO nervous before each one and make my husband practice with me over and over the night before. He’s so patient!) (more…)

Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do

Calling it quits is hard. But I think being honest and admitting that it’s time to throw in the towel is even harder. I’ve decided to shut down our online store, Jax in the Box. It all boils down to the fact that (more…)