Ending the School Year 2016

Tweet I know I say this every year – as does every other parent of a school-aged child, but really? Where did this school year go? It seems both like yesterday and also so far away that we sent the girls off to three separate schools for the first time. Juggling kids in high, middle […]

Working from home with kids (Or how I spent my summer vacation)

Tweet Ninety-nine percent of the time, I love working from home. Believe me, I completely understand exactly how fortunate I am that I have the chance to do so. And most of the time – well, 9 months of the year – it’s amazing. I can work during the day while the kids are at […]

July 4th T-Shirt Making Tradition

Tweet I’ve come to realize over the past several years that my favorite holiday is the 4th of July. Not only is it a chance to honor our great U. S. of A., but it’s a holiday filled with summertime activities, friends and fun. For many years now, our family’s July 4th tradition has been […]

Review: Michigan’s Adventure: Two Parks for the Price of One!

Tweet My family was hosted at Michigan’s Adventure and provided with vouchers for a meal at the Family Grill. As always, all opinions stated here are either my own or those of my family. My older kids’ very first roller coaster was Shivering Timbers – Michigan’s longest, fastest coaster that hits speeds of 65 mph […]

Discover the great outdoors this summer! #ForestChat #sponsored

Tweet Although this is a sponsored post for TravelingMom, as always all opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family. When I was a kid, I felt like I had the best of all worlds. No ‘City Mouse’ versus ‘Country Mouse’ for us – my family lived in the suburbs, close […]


Tweet I’ve come to realize that summer ‘vacation’ is a misnomer – at least when it comes to parents. Between summer programs, play dates, appointments and sleepovers – so far my summer has been taken up by juggling both chauffeuring and work duties. This year is a bit different in that we have Hannah’s appointments […]

2012 Vacation Road Trip – Day 19 (Clearwater)

Tweet Having spent over a week in Orlando, we regretfully had said goodbye to our awesome vacation rental home, headed over toward the gulf side of the state and squished our family into a nice but tiny hotel room for one night, thanks to the reward points Ron had earned during his 5-week stay in […]

2012 Vacation Road Trip – Day 16 (Pool Drama)

Tweet After our long and wonderful day on Monday at the Magic Kingdom, we had wisely scheduled our last ‘down’ day for Tuesday. And this was truly a down day, with nothing at all planned or scheduled. We wanted to enjoy the pool as much as possible and just relax and have fun being together […]

2012 Vacation Road Trip – Day 13 (Family party & Hannah’s ears)

Tweet One of the nice things about this trip is that since Ron has family in Orlando, we got a chance to see some of them while we were down here visiting. Ron’s first cousin (Dan), his wife (Ruth) and their three grown kids (plus 3 grandkids) all live in the area and one of […]

2012 Vacation Road Trip – Day 8 (Last Day in NC!)

Tweet It’s finally here – our last day in North Carolina. Tomorrow, we’ll head south for Florida. We’ve been on the road a full week as of today, which seems so strange. It’s going by so quickly! But we’ve had an amazing time so far and today was no exception, even if we didn’t make […]