Navigating the potholes…

Today my kids finished sixth and eighth grade. I cannot believe that I have a child entering high school and three entering middle school. I feel like I was just taking my oldest into kindergarten orientation yesterday. It's crazy how fast the years fly by. But that's not my reason for posting today. Instead of… Continue reading Navigating the potholes…


Goats and Cows and Chickens, Oh My!

This past weekend, my family and I went back to Spring Haven Farmhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for another unplugged weekend. This time, I didn't feel like lugging my huge Nikon around everywhere so I used my phone primarily to take pictures, posting a few to share with friends and family in real time. As parents,… Continue reading Goats and Cows and Chickens, Oh My!

B is for Botox: The Alphabet Game for Middle Aged People

If you’re just tuning in for the first time, you must realize this post all started because of an inquisitive eyebrow. What’s that, you ask? Well, apparently a muscle on the right side of my forehead was an over achiever and contracted more than the left, thus pulling up my eyebrow so it looked like… Continue reading B is for Botox: The Alphabet Game for Middle Aged People

9021-Oh my goodness!

Picture this...October 4, 1990. Massapequa, New York, shortly before 9:00 in the evening. I had just taken off my vest and bodysuit, un-pegged my jeans and jumped into a t-shirt that could fit Andre-the-Giant and a pair of Skidz. I proceeded to throw my freshly permed curls into a scrunchy and scrubbed some Noxzema on… Continue reading 9021-Oh my goodness!

Dear Teenager…

Just yesterday I had to drive to the exact same spot where the day prior, a car filled with teenagers a little older than you, had an accident, and young lives were cut short. My heart hurts with this news and I can't shake the sadness. In the blink of an eye everything can change.… Continue reading Dear Teenager…

A Rehash on How to Save Cash on Vacation

Thank you, all, so much for following my family and me on our Spring Break trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I've gotten your messages and comments on both the blog and Facebook, and I am thrilled to hear from so many of you!! Recommendations, to me, are worth their weight in gold. I love sharing… Continue reading A Rehash on How to Save Cash on Vacation

Teens in Tennessee; Spring Break 2019

Four adults, four tweens and two teens stay in a log cabin in Tennessee...sounds like the beginning of a crazy joke, right? But for us, Spring Break 2019 was filled with laughter and fun and is a must share with anyone looking to visit Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We started our trip at the DreamMore hotel… Continue reading Teens in Tennessee; Spring Break 2019

Pack the Snacks! Traveling with Teens….

Packing for a family of six doesn't need to be a scary thing. Since we are a larger family, most of our East Coast travel is in the car. Road trips are my preferred method of travel to begin with so I've had some practice in attempting to perfect it all. As soon as I… Continue reading Pack the Snacks! Traveling with Teens….

And the Planning Begins….

Each year, as soon as the snow begins to melt, I start to dream about the warm weather, and what I can plan to do in it. I'm excited to be working on our Spring Break trip today; complete with a cup of coffee and my cool new Trip-Tik. Even though everything is automated these… Continue reading And the Planning Begins….

Road Trip Challenge

Funny thing about life is that when you think you know just what you're doing, little things pop up along the way and you realize there is so much more for you to learn. Even at my age (which is 29 and holding), I thought I was pretty good at saving money. Now, don't get… Continue reading Road Trip Challenge