Teach Your Children Well

As you may or may not know, we live in the community I grew up in. It’s an extremely safe city, with just about every resource that you could want in suburbia. Great hospitals, excellent schools, a fantastic park system, you name it. As a product of this community and its schools, I know that…

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Do What Makes You Happy

During the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, I saw a lot of chatter online about being overwhelmed by the spectacle holidays have become. Not so much in the “Christmas starting in October” way (I am firmly against that), but in an, “Every holiday is celebrated to the hilt with a ton of handmade goodies” kind…

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(You Drive Me) Crazy

One of the many, many perks of having Mike on vacation from work is that his car is available for me to use. It’s nice to be able to leave the house and zip around town in a car that isn’t overrun with kid gear and car seats. While he was home over winter break, I…

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A Holly Jolly Christmas

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s hard to believe we’re already three days into 2017. I also can’t believe that winter break is over. Annabel is back at school today, and Mike is back at work. James still has one more week off but for the most part, it’s back to life as usual. We had…

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It’s Okay To Live

As you’ve likely heard, writer/actress/mental health advocate Carrie Fisher died two days ago. Like many people, I was terribly saddened to hear about her passing. I loved Fisher’s brilliant writing and thought she was a hilarious actress. She was only 60 years old. Yesterday, her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, passed away. At 84 years old,…

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