The secret is out—twenty-somethings love brunch. It’s the hottest social gathering of the week, with popular restaurants averaging wait times of two hours or more on a Sunday! Seriously, who knew that many people were even up at that time?...more
Are you afraid that your life will change once you have children? I don't have kids but I can tell from my own experience that my parents did not let kids drag them down.Growing up, We went away a lot with my family,cousins, & with other friends.We used to also go to my grandmother's house every Sunday. Us kids would play in our usualy spot outside or in the hallway while the parents would sit, gossip & have coffee....more
There are tons of moms out there who rely on wine to help them with the daily grind that is motherhood. I am not one of these moms simply because I have a ridiculously low tolerance. A simple glass of wine with dinner has the potential to make for a very embarrassing night for anyone who happens to be with me. I’m not sure how I became such a lightweight, but it is what it is. ...more
I don't generally plan to start my Christmas shopping in July but every year, it seems to work out that way. Too many really cool things cross my path or I've saved a half dozen links and they all start to pile up in Evernote and that leads me to just go ahead and BUY now rather than waiting until the last minute. This actually works out really well since I can get a big batch of shopping done and my wallet (or gasp, credit cards) don't groan quite as much under the weight of all of the purchases in November and December.
Take a look at some of the things I've bought (or plan to buy) this month:
Lately, I've seen some articles (this one in particular) about how people with kids are tired of hearing certain things from people without munchkins. I know, I know, we don't get it. But maybe, possibly, you're forgetting what it's like to not have kids. There are different stresses but stress none the less.
So what are my husband and I to do now? Now that our once-full and busy “nest” is found empty and we are therefore suddenly free of all family responsibilities? “Children responsibility”; of worrying and providing for, that is! What should now fill the many empty hours and [long] days ahead that were once in-every-respect spoken for—cooking and cleaning for...chauffeuring for...cultivating good manners, and how-to make life choices that will meet their individual needs for their long-term happiness?...more
When it comes to solo travel, there's a bit of a gender gap. I've known plenty of men that have embarked on solo trips, but very few women. I've traveled solo a few times, and each time everyone from my parents to co-workers have feared for my safety.If you're a single lady who wants to see the world but doesn't have someone to travel with, don't wait for someone to join you. Just do it. Here are six good reasons why every single woman should travel solo at least once: ...more
Now that my three children have grown and flown the coop—sadly, they no longer fill the hours of my immediate world—I need to accept my new life without them and, even if reluctantly, move forward. As my children will undoubtedly be setting new roots elsewhere and begin collecting memories of their own, I realize that my husband and I need to make some important changes within our home, too....more