• Book Recommendation

    Our Favorite Book of the Moment

    Taking a break from watching The Royal Wedding coverage to quickly share with you a book my kids and I have been reading over and over again for the last month.  It is very apropos for the season especially here in the Midwest where Spring traditionally takes it’s sweet time in getting here… Love, Love, LOVE this book!!  The illustrations are created from a cut paper technique…so gorgeous.  It’s a simple story about a mother and child waiting for summer to come.  So sweet and beautiful.  Both my kids have it memorized…they call it “The Summer Book” and ask me to read it almost every night.  Nikki McClure has a new book in this style just…

  • Kid Pics,  Skyler

    Introducing Skyler

    I’m back again.  Already.  I know-it’s been less than 24 hours and I’m here posting again.  I can’t help it-I’m all jazzed up about this whole me writing a blog thing and the cathartic-ness of releasing all of the crazy contents of  my head is just so…tantalizing.  I feel a little bit like a psycho overzealous girl that went on one date with a guy and the next day starts planning their wedding and naming their unborn children and calling his mother “mom.”  Or like that annoying chick in high school that chases after you all day long demanding that you sign her yearbook.  “These are memories frozen in time, people!” (Name…

  • Introduction

    Here Goes Nothin’

    Welcome to Filling Up My Cup!  Is anyone out there?  Hello? Anyone? Bueller?  Put your hand down, Lisa-you don’t count.  At the moment, my only reader and lone fan is my BFF, Lees.   She’s one of a handful of people who have been encouraging me to start a blog.  So…after much hand wringing and self doubt (Who on Earth is going to give two craps about what I have to say?) here I am. I was complaining to someone recently about being stressed out and frazzled to the core and she said to me, “It sounds to me like your cup is empty!”  She meant that I had nothing going on that wasn’t…