Yearly Archives: 2013

Mom Knows Best

Mom Knows Best

Sometimes things happen that make me stop and think about my life, my past and how I’ve arrived at where I am today. As I listened to the inspiring story of how Turf went from homeless to America’s Got Talent stardom, I realized ...
Splish, Splash and Crack

Splish, Splash and Crack

I dare you to picture this… I enter the airport restroom and hear a plunk… …Followed by a very loud “Oh, $%^!” from the stall next door. As I quickly discovered, the woman traveling with me had dropped her cell ...
Deciding Where to Stay at Disney World

Deciding Where to Stay at Disney World

You don’t have to be a kid to want to spend time at Disney. Although having kids certainly makes the experience a bit different. For the past three years, we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to attend Walt Disney World as pa ...
All Retro. Even Cereal and Games.

All Retro. Even Cereal and Games.

Every so often, I find the need to explain something “Obvious” to my kids. When I say “obvious” that refers to MY impression of it. Unfortunately, it’s a sign of my age and nothing more. To me, “dialing&# ...
The Beauty and Challenge of Writing

The Beauty and Challenge of Writing

Once upon a time, I loved to write. I’m not talking about blogging. I’m talking about physically writing. I had always been told I had beautiful handwriting and I prided myself in that. Not only did I revel in the joy of handwri ...
Oh, The App-ortunities.

Oh, The App-ortunities.

Back in the day, family game night meant sitting around the kitchen table playing a board game or a marathon session of cards. We would play Monopoly, Life, Winning Ticket, Go For Broke, Risk, Hearts, Spades, Spoons, Crazy 8s and the list w ...
B..B..Beautiful!

B..B..Beautiful!

It has been a rough few months for me. Aside from fighting the normal winter-induced sniffles and respiratory issues, I have been dealing with some kind of eczema or something on my eyelids. You would think I would just suck it up and go to ...
Far Cry 3: Head to Gold Box Today!

Far Cry 3: Head to Gold Box Today!

Maybe it’s just my age… Maybe it’s the fact that once the kids were born, I could not longer remember anything. It seems that my brain is filled with nonsensical (yet important) kid-related information about just about eve ...
Schooling The Kids: Hip Hop

Schooling The Kids: Hip Hop

I was chatting with a friend at swim practice yesterday about how the kids are growing up. She noted to me how each day, we (as moms) are getting dumber and dumber. That “we” are becoming our moms.Yes, I knew the day would come ...
Technology Buyer’s Remorse?

Technology Buyer’s Remorse?

With the holidays behind us, I’m certain there are parents out there beginning to lament the purchases they made. When a child receives a new console gaming system, a handheld game or a tablet, it’s pretty common to see them cas ...