I think a lot about my dad at this time of year and I become very nostalgic. He had a way of making everyday feel special. If I were granted one holiday wish, it would be that my father were still alive, so he could meet his precious grandchildren. I know he would have been […]
10 Little Things I Love About Being A Mom
Parenting is tough stuff. There are sleepless nights in the beginning, with a brief period of rest during prepubescence, and then sleepless nights again when they’re teenagers. The young kids think you’re a superhero, and the older kids think you’re only there to ruin their lives. Aside from that, becoming a mom was the best […]
Eating it up (and sweating it out) as a family
Our most important family tradition is a cross between everything centering around food and taking grandma on vacation. We are a small, tight knit family with all the quirks and we move together like a little pack of wolves. Mealtime is especially important. We eat, we fight, we make up and then eat some more. […]
Surviving a High School Junior’s Final Exams-One Mother’s Story
Final exams are coming up in three weeks. Mini-me’s high school JUNIOR YEAR finals! And do you know what that means? The fun is over. We go into DEFCON 4 total lock-down mode. We did this last December, too. I barely survived. I stopped watching Glee, Khloe & Lamar, and 90210 as an act of […]
How Do You Know When You’ve Had Too Much To Drink?
I’m suffering from jet-lag. You know the kind when the room is a little unsteady and you have a migraine. Kind of like a hangover. So I figured now was as good a time as any to write about drinking. Anyone who knows me well, knows I’m a total light weight when it comes to […]
Backpacks and College Apps and SAT’s, Oh My!
Every year when my kids go back to school, the feeling is bittersweet. I’m sad to see the lazy days of summer go and the relaxed attitude of the kids, but I do breathe a long sigh of relief (Ok, it’s more of a “Yippie!”) when I drop them off on their first day of […]
How to Survive Spring Cleaning with a Teenage Daughter
I love Spring. It’s my favorite time of year. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and the promise of a lazy summer (I can dream, can’t I?) is just around the corner. All that sunshine and fresh air, energizes me and puts me in the mood for a good […]