I Get Crabby During Summer Vacation

I’m pretty sure my inner crabby person is a male over 80, what with the way he swings in, plops down with an exhausted sigh at the kitchen counter, and acts like I should pour him a cup of coffee becausehe couldn’t possibly pick up the mug in front of him and fill it from the pot percolating next to his elbow. He never learned how.Some say it’s a generational thing.Malarkey. It’s an issue of character, not age: dude is both indolent and demanding....more

I Made Mom Cry

*Lovingly dedicated to you, if your kids made you cry this summer*Yesterday I made my mom cry....more

A Mother's Summer Bucket List

Today when I was broadening my horizons about the world around me, otherwise known as browsing Facebook, I noticed one of my online friends posted a Summertime Bucket list.Have you ever seen one of these? They’re a list of ideas to spark a summer full of enjoyment and learning....more

I Don't Want to Say Goodbye to Summer, Do YOU?!?

I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye to Summer ... Don't Go, No! No! No!There IS a Cure for the Summertime Blues"A Summer Song"They say that all good things must end some day Autumn leaves must fall But don't you know that it hurts me so To say goodbye to you Wish you didn't have to go No no no no......more

For My Next Family Vacation - I'll Leave the Family at Home

My family is leaving for a two-week trip to Greece tomorrow so naturally I have been on the computer all morning trying to find a way to shorten the trip and fly home early.No one really wants to go on this trip – which would have been nice to know before we booked it - but that would have been too easy. Here are some of the complaints I’ve heard so far:-       “It’s going to be soooooo hot.”...more

Packing for Summer Beach Vacation (Summer 2013)

I am bursting with excitement about my upcoming summer vacation. There are so many things that I want to buy and pack into my luggage for my trip end of this month! Read more here. ...more


Photo Credit: brassyapple.com Just 3 weeks into summer vacation and I can not count the number of times my girls have said this to me. ...more