Monthly Archives: November 2012

Move Over Turkey – Santa Claus is Coming to Macy’s!

Move Over Turkey – Santa Claus is Coming to Macy’s!

Having just watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, I think we can all agree that Macy’s knows how to do the Holidays!  And with Thanksgiving behind us, they are moving forward with Santa. Macy’s is bringing Santa on a whirlwind nationwide tour with a stop in a new city every day from now until December…More of this…

Ubooly – Hot Toy for 2012 Giveaway!

Ubooly – Hot Toy for 2012 Giveaway!

I have had a tough time figuring out what to get my kids for Christmas this year, plus two of them have birthdays a few weeks before and after Christmas so I have double present expectations to fulfill. The expensive big presents are easy to identify even if they aren’t all that easy on my pocketbook,…More of this…

Thanksgiving 2012 : Saying Yes.

Thanksgiving 2012 : Saying Yes.

Here I am on Thanksgiving 2012, waiting for my sweet potato soufflé to finish cooking so I can bundle it up and go to a friend’s house to celebrate my favorite holiday.   As I was putting the sweet potato soufflé together, I conditioned my stomach for the Thanksgiving feast by finishing up leftover Greek lamb…More of this…

It’s My Birthday!

It’s My Birthday!

Day 15 in my Giving Thanks Series brings me to my birthday. Yep – Today’s the big day!  39 years old… Do I look it? Personally, I think I do.  And  you know what? I like that. Most magazines would have you thinking I should want to look 29 instead of 39, societal pressure would…More of this…

Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream in Denver Dec 6 to 9

Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream in Denver Dec 6 to 9

Disney on Ice is coming to Denver!   The kids have had such a great time at the Disney on Ice performances each  year.  It’s become a must-do for our family. Last year we saw Disney on Ice – Toy Story and Disney on Ice – Princess Classics.  Both shows were top notch and kept…More of this…

Day 14: I’m Thankful We’re NOT #1…

I had my TV debut last night.  Eeeek! I was interviewed as part of a news piece on the high cost of daycare and how it affects family budgets.  I knew daycare/preschool took a huge chunk out of my take home pay, but I didn’t realize Colorado ranked so high on the list of most…More of this…

Day 13:  I’m Thankful for…drumroll please…Pizza!

Day 13: I’m Thankful for…drumroll please…Pizza!

I know giving thanks to pizza probably wasn’t high on your list of things you’ll mention when you go around the Thanksgiving table next week. But bear with me… My schedule tonight included leaving work at 3:15 to pick up Sparkles (my 4 yo now wants to be called Sparkles) so we could arrive home by…More of this…

Day 12:  I am Thankful for the Funny Things…

Day 12: I am Thankful for the Funny Things…

There are a ton of funny things that happen when you live with children.  Granted, there are days I am too rushed or too exhausted to truly appreciate the humor in the moment, but eventually I get some sleep and I start laughing. This can actually happen quite a while after the fact.  You can…More of this…

Day 11:  I am Thankful for My Freedom

Day 11: I am Thankful for My Freedom

Today, Veteran’s Day, has me reflecting on the joy and pride I feel to have been raised in America. As a woman, I am incredibly fortunate to have been raised in a country that values me, that listens to me, that protects me.  There are millions of women in the world that are not as…More of this…

Day 10:  Best Delivery E.V.E.R.!  #giveaway

Day 10: Best Delivery E.V.E.R.! #giveaway

Day 10 of focusing on my blessings brings me to wine.   Specifically wine delivered to my door by California Wine Club. Remember how much I loved receiving my monthly California Wine Club wine last year?  Guess what?  I have a two month Premier Club membership again! I was like a kid at Christmas when…More of this…

Day 9:  I’m thankful that…

Day 9: I’m thankful that…

I am grateful that my kids still want to sit next to me. Yes, this causes World War III  some disagreements (more often than you’d think) because surprisingly there are only two sides next to me and 3 kids wanting to be there. But I know they are racing toward their I’m too cool to…More of this…

Day 8:  Thankful for the Little Things

Day 8: Thankful for the Little Things

I am really enjoying writing this daily Thankful series.   Not because of the great comments or traffic (although I’m grateful for those too), but because it just plain makes life better. Don’t believe me?  Try it for a week and let me know what you think. You don’t have to have a blog to do…More of this…

Welcome / About Daria Drago


Working mom of three amazing kids, living in Denver, Colorado. Doing my best to balance the responsibilities of my full time corporate job with raising my family, finding time to have fun, and working on becoming a better me. You'll find career tips, parenting wins and fails, funny stories, recipes, weight loss lows and highs, and the occasional random photo of one of our pets if you care to follow along with our journey.

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