I wanna take a minute or two, and give much respect due to the men that's made a difference in my world...

{stream of consciousness}As I write this I am enjoying two of my favorite things, night-time coffee and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hockey is great, but they Stanley Cup Playoffs are amazing. It's the best of an entire season before it and, although it's a winter sport, it's my sign that Spring is finally here.At any rate, I'm watching the game and casting my usual voodoo curse upon Sidney Crosby, who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins and is a regular subject of my ice hockey hatred ....more

This is the place where everything's better and everything's safe...

After our aborted trip to Baltimore (cut short due to the fact that I spent the night in Spectacular Gastrointestinal Distress in our hotel room bathroom), I was so disappointed. I had loved trips to the National Aquarium with my parents as a kid, and was so excited to share it with PJ. But, the trip was not meant to be.Although many days of vacation still stretched out before us, I felt like I had ruined our break ....more

Celebrate good times, come on!

Today was back to reality after Spring Break. Thanks to our school superintendent's penchant for delayed openings versus snow days, we did not owe any days due to weather and were able to enjoy a full week off.The week started off with an aborted trip to Baltimore that was ruined by what I will call Severe Gastrointestinal Pyrotechnics on my part. It was real and it was terrible, folks, and left me writhing on a bathroom floor in a hotel room in Baltimore's Inner Harbor ....more

Let me tell 'ya a story of my situation...

Yesterday Thursday was World Autism Day and as it turned out, it was a busy one (as was yesterday, since I didn't finish this post then!). Although I didn't get a chance to sit and write, I certainly thought about the day. PJ was resplendent in blue for a school fundraiser for Autism Speaks, and my Facebook feed was clogged with the stories and snapshots and moments of so many of the people we love, some families directly touched by Autism, and others just showing their support.When PJ started school this year, he was placed in a classroom with neuro-typical children for the first time ....more

Don't you dare change a thing...

First things first- the winner of the 4 pack of tickets to the amazing Liberty Science Center! Drumroll, please!...more

Everything's A-Okay!

Last weekend, my little family headed up the New Jersey Turnpike to one of our favorite places, the Liberty Science Center!...more

I can see all obstacles in my way...

Before we get started, have you entered the MeriMint Giveaway? This is your chance to win a custom-designed piece by Philadelphia-area designer Meri Dorfner, plus a $30 credit to shop away at her gorgeous Etsy boutique! You can CLICK HERE for the 4-1-1 on how to enter! ...more

May your days be merry...

Just a quick "hello" today!It's the Time for Mom blog hop today (it wouldn't be Tuesday without it!)! Be sure to link up your own parenting posts, or anything you would like to share with a bunch of cool chicks, and check out some of the amazing posts!But before we do that, WHO WANTS TO WIN SOMETHING????? Hell, yes!MeriMint is the creation of Meri Dorfner, a Philadelphia-area artist (and my cousin)! ...more

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

I saw a story on the news today about a man who dancing.As far as I am concerned, if you feel the groove, you should shake your butt. I have been known to dance in long lines, in the shower, while making breakfast, and on actual dance floors. The Lord knows that I am a terrible dancer but, much like writing, when the spirit hits me I have to let it out! ...more

It's the thrill of the fight...

{musings}I am sitting on my couch in a quiet house. We had a snow day this week to liven things up, which left me to pick up the aftermath of having a little boy cooped up inside all day. Trains all over, his beloved cat stuffed animals piled up on the couch, and bits of snacks abandoned everywhere ....more