“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like”…Naw, Too Soon!

I’ve held off and was able to control my shock and horror when I saw the “Christmas in July days” advertised on assorted Home Shopping channels. I’ve even refrained from snarkish mutterings while rolling my cart past twinkling displays in Costco. A TV channel (not to be named) is launching Christmas themed movies on Halloween. I am NOT a Grinch, but, it is too soon....more

Women Business Owners Can Take the Stress Out of the Holidays

The holidays are such a wonderful time of year.  Most everyone is in a festive, friendly mood.  Yet despite all the fun and gaiety, it is also an extremely stressful time, particularly for women business owners.It’s a fact that the majority of all domestic responsibilities fall on women throughout the year.  We are the social planners, organizers, decorators, chefs, car service providers, community volunteers, care-givers and overall general managers of our homes and families.  And all of this comes on top of our normal 60-hour work week....more

October Bucketlist: 5 Halloween Must Dos

I can’t put my finger on what is different about this year, but for some reason I am more excited than usual for October, and Halloween activities in general. I think all of the Pinterest perusing I do has gone to my head.I thought it would be fun, albeit a tad over-ambitious, to create an October bucketlist in honor of Halloween. A collective list of fun things to look forward to and plan for! You know, because I have so much free time on my hands.So, without any further ado, we have…...more

5 Reasons to Hit Fall Garage Sales

Fall isn’t only the best time to go apple picking, gaze at colorful fall foliage and think about costumes for Halloween. Fall is also a good time to hit your local garage and tag sales. Unlike spring and summer sales, depending on where you live, fall garage and tag sales are often chock-full of items to get you and your family decked out for the holidays....more

I spend 75% of holidays cleaning or Why I sometimes enjoy July 5th more than the 4th

Holidays are very tricky around my house.  I work in healthcare so I get the privledge of working holidays.  I also work 12 hour shifts so the days I work holidays, I pretty much am gone the entire day.  When I do get a holiday off, we tend to celebrate with a family gathering at my house,  I had the 4th of July off so I invited my family over for supper.  Unfourtantly, my house was a complete and utter mess. ...more

Fourth of July Fruit Salad Blends Greek Yogurt, Coconut and Nuts

What's for dessert on Fourth of July? We suggest a fresh fruit salad mixed with high protein low carb Greek yogurt....more
trendclues Isn't 'sugar-free fruit salad' an oxymoron? ;-)more

Baby, You're a Firework

  Happy Independence Day, America!  I'll see you all back here on Monday....more

A tisket, a tasket, a celebration basket

Hunter and I hit the ground running to find gift ideas for his mom's birthday and Father's Day for his dad, which happened to both fall on June 15th this year. After searching and agonizing over blah ideas, I decided we had one choice. We had to head to the land every lost girl finds her way to, in hopes of better tomorrows and a little bit of everything you might need. And clearly, that choice was Target. ...more

Is it the 4th of July? No it's still June!

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  I love the fireworks, picnics and spending time with family and friends.  What I do not love is when my neighbors start shooting off fireworks at night at the beginning of June.  The closer it gets to July 4th, the louder the fireworks get.  Yesterday evening at around 10:30pm, there was a very large bang.  It was so loud that I jumped in my seat.  Then I here crying from both of my kids bedrooms about the very loud noise and how scared they are to go to sleep. ...more

Parenting's Ten Plagues

ast night we celebrated Passover. On the holiday that marks the freedom of my ancestors from Pyramid building I was being held hostage by 19 Month Old and his new negotiation technique, crib jumping. A while ago I had mentioned my kids’ chronic suffering from a condition called The Daycares. Yesterday it was 19 Month Old’s turn to show symptoms, so he stayed at home while the Passover meal was being prepared and thoughts of the ten plagues were plaguing....more