The Fourth of July, aka America’s Independence Day, is right around the corner. You may have noticed it’s coming due to the preponderance of Red, White and Blue gear and foods that shout at you from store shelves. Or the fact that summer weather has officially arrived. Or perhaps the creative Fourth of July pins [Read More]
It’s that time of year again, when summer turns to fall. As I look back with fondness on this past summer, I can say with confidence that I did it all. Camping? In a comfortable cabin of course. Biking? With the kids to Dairy Queen no less! Swimming? Lots and lots of swimming. Family vacation? [Read More]
The leaves have begun to turn here in Michigan. It is faint, but noticeable. The mornings are much cooler, too. Fall is knocking on the door and I don’t want to answer. Since I was little, Summer has been my favorite season. It was exciting to be free from the confines of school and weather. [Read More]
As the cast of Grease 2 so eloquently sang once upon a time, we gotta go back to school. (Whoa, whoa, I gotta go… back to school again! ) Whether your kids return to school in July (seems early to me!) or after Labor Day (hello, Michigan!) or somewhere in between (probably most of you), [Read More]
It feels like only 10 minutes ago that we wrapped up another school year and switched gears for summer camp. Yet, here we are, officially knee deep in summer! As Ferris Beuller so eloquently puts it, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” So I’m stopping now [Read More]
Summer is finally here in our neck of the woods! As I write this, I’m picturing lazy summer days and nights ahead, filled with family time and magical experiences. Yeah, right. My kids, ages 11 and 8, were bored and/or fighting over absolutely INANE stuff within 45 minutes of school ending. What’s a mom to do? [Read More]
My kids go back to school on Tuesday. It seems like yesterday that they were so excited to be done with school. We enjoyed a great summer full of memories: going to the lake with friends, camping, baseball, swim lessons, golf lessons, and a cottage vacation at Lake Michigan. Here is my favorite picture from [Read More]
Sunshine, happiness, and new froggy friends!