Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void
Tomorrow is the last day of school for three of my kids. Which in today’s craziness, therefore, means that summer vacation starts as soon as they attend their last conference call and press submit on their final assignments. How anticlimactic. Just like there was no […]
Summer in the Kitchen: NO COOK Dinners!
Raise your hand if you don’t want to cook dinner!! (All around the world, readers raise their hands.) OK, hold up. I didn’t say you didn’t have to prepare dinner. I just said you didn’t have to cook it. Notice the difference? And what an […]
August Reads: Three Books & Some Movies for Good Measure
Wowza, friends. I feel like I have consumed all the media this past month. While I haven’t kept up with the last two months’ four-book streak, I came in with a solid three and feel like that’s pretty respectable. I also watched some fabulous movies […]
July Reads: Crazy Rich, Jazz Age, and Beloved
Would you look at that? Another month and another four books have just flown by! You’ve gotta love summer reading, don’t you? More uninterrupted time to sink into a world that isn’t your own. More of what you want to read and less of what […]
Just Wear the Bathing Suit — Why, How, and a Little Positivity
Moms, raise your hand if a bathing suit is one of your very favorite pieces of clothing to wear in public. OK, well, if your hand is raised, you can probably stop reading now. Because you are a rock star of epic proportions and certainly […]
18 Summers? I Beg to Differ.
Did you know that you only get 18 summers with your kids? You know, as dumb as it sounds, I never thought of it that way! Not until it started being crammed down my throat this summer, anyway. It seems like every time I get […]
I Blinked and Now June is Over
Will somebody tell me how it is already halfway through summer break? Honestly, it feels like I blinked 5 times and June disappeared. It feels like we just got back from our cruise, but nope! It’s been a whole month since then. As the old […]
BBQ Pulled Chicken & Coleslaw
I don’t know about you, but having the oven running in the heat of the day during the summer is not my favorite. Make ahead meals are totally the way to go! A little prior planning lets you cook in the morning and stay cool […]
June Reads: 2 of Substance & 2 of Fluff
*This post contains affiliate links. Click on each book title’s heading to be directed to Amazon.* I honestly can’t remember the last month that I read 4 whole books! I think it’s pretty much a literary phenomenon, if we’re being honest. I’m more of one […]
Disney Cruising: Tips from Kids for Kids!
If you ever have the chance to go cruising on the Disney Cruise Line, you should 100% absolutely, positively take it! Is that enough of a ringing endorsement? Because, if not, then you should definitely keep reading. Our family just got back from a totally […]