When I Met Rick Springfield

Meeting Rick Springfield

The year was 2000. My husband and I were ensconced in a hotel room in beautiful downtown Canton, Ohio. We had come to celebrate the millennium with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, of which my father, a former professional football player with the Los Angeles Rams, was a member. My husband was geeking out. [Read More]

One of Those Weeks

One of Those Weeks

Have you ever had one of those weeks when life is crazy, everything seems out of control, and you want to hide under the covers and cry or sleep? If you haven’t had one of those weeks, then stop reading and please visit another blog. If you have, then keep reading and commiserate with  me! [Read More]

The Best Time of the Year to be a Kid

Mailing letters to Santa - best time to be a kid

I can’t deny it. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for a couple weeks now. I’ve already finished shopping for a few members of the family. I know it’s November, but getting a jump start on the holiday season (within reason!) helps me enjoy Christmastime more. That’s why I’m sharing one of my favorite Christmas pictures [Read More]

When Lint Attacks

When Lint Attacks

It is the bane of my existence. Not taxes. Not second grade Everyday Mathematics homework. No, LINT. I don’t know about your house, but black lint is everywhere in my hallowed halls. It started a few years back when my son decided to wear black Nike crew socks. For whatever reason, those black crew socks [Read More]

Because It’s All about the Bacon

Because it's all about the Bacon!

Exhausted, I flopped at the table in the communal kitchen at work. My day had been stressful and I just needed a moment to myself. The November 2014 issue of Parents caught my eye in the magazine rack next to me. My kids are older now, 11 and 7, and it had been a few [Read More]

10 Great One-hit Wonders


Something amazing happened last week. People liked one of my blog posts. I mean, they really liked it! At last glance, my little post on 10 Things to Say to the Trick-or-Treaters Dressed as Elsa was liked by over four thousand people on Facebook. Four thousand! My previous best was probably less than a hundred. Okay, [Read More]