Moms at the Park (What types have you met?)

  It was a beautiful sunny day when I took my 17 month old to play at the park. There were a few other moms there. Everyone was happily talking and doing their thing. I got to listen in on a few conversations and make small talk here and there. It is one of 3 […]

May the Force be With This Mom

I have been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember. My brother and I would watch the movies all of the time when we were kids. It’s a miracle those tapes didn’t break from all the rewinding we did. (Young readers, google VCR.) Check out how a couple of years ago, […]

Gardening in the Suburbs: Check!

I have been living in a house in the suburbs for at least 9 years now. There is one thing that I had not conquered before the start of the summer…gardening. You haven’t made it in the suburbs until you have planted a garden. I had a plant when I was in junior high school. […]

Friendship Fun

Thanks to the different things I do and the various places I go, I have made some truly amazing friendships. Sometimes, we could just use a break from the potty training talk, feeding dilemmas, and crazy meltdown stories. Some of us can just use a break from talking about work and everyday life. Many can […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (and bouncy house too)

Friends invited us to go to a minor league baseball game for a birthday celebration. Hubby and I thought it sounded like fun. We decided to bring our 4 year old for his first baseball game in a stadium. We are huge New York Yankees fans, (Boston fans who are subscribed to my blog, you […]

A 40 Year Old Walks into Trader Joes…

So what does being 40 and shopping in Trader Joes mean? Not a whole lot except for the fact that I don’t think I would have noticed or cared much about some of these observations in my 20’s. These days, I can’t help but take note of  people and their behaviors in different locations. Yes, […]

A Dad’s Journey

Future dads matter too. Years ago, when hubby and I first started planning our life together, we knew that included having kids. Knowing my medical issues, I knew that the entire process would take some professional help and time. I just didn’t know how long it would take or how much assistance I would need. […]

Crazy Tales from the Parking Lot (or wherever my car is)

Do you remember your first car? How about your next car? And the car after that? I remember my very first car I bought. It was a 1990 Honda Prelude in red. This car was amazing and I loved driving it. I would look out the window just to see it parked in its space. […]

Shoe Shopping: sometimes too good to be true

Over a weekend vacation, our family went to the outlets for some shopping. Crazy? Absolutely! This kind of shopping excursion is not usually a good fit for our kids. The 4 year old gets whiny and irritable. The 16 month old just wants to be free…free of her stroller. Hubby was in a good mood […]

Flatter a girl and ask for some ID

Do you want to see my ID? No really. You do. Please look at my ID! There are some moments that define age in your life. You wait for them when you are young and never think you will get to the fun ages without it taking forever. A perfect example of this is the […]