“The definition of success–To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one’s self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived–this is to have succeeded.” 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi! I am a 40 year old mama of two amazingly fast growing kiddos and two goldendoodles, who is also juggling being the wife of a handsome husband, finance director of a public entity, and a girl who loves to run the mountain trails to handle it all. I am excited to share my struggles on parenting, offer personal finance advice, and take you on my mountain trail adventures. Welcome to my page.