What’s cool about preschool(ers)

What’s cool about preschool(ers)

Having a preschooler can be TOUGH. Why? Why? Why? you ask. So does Finley–to almost everything he’s told. Whether it’s a method of testing or healthy curiosity, there’s only so much “why?” one woman can take. Also, most preschoolers have mastered the art and science of the dreaded temper tantrum, which is another way of … Continue reading

Life Lesson Letters to Finley: On being a parent

Life Lesson Letters to Finley: On being a parent

Dear Finley, Mother’s Day was last Sunday. You were sick as a dog–feverish, coughing relentlessly, exhausted. Daddy and I suffered alongside you, having lived through two worry-filled days and sleepless nights. This certainly didn’t make for the Mother’s Day we had planned. We didn’t go to a nice brunch together. I didn’t escape my duties … Continue reading

Getting Hosed

I have been an absentee parent…of my blog. There’s only so much care-taking one woman can do, right? Between work, working out and working in family time, life has been hectic. Luckily, life is full of unexpected surprises and full-belly laughs!

The Magic of Managing Bad Behavior

My uncle Frances was a great magician. Okay, so he was no David Copperfield or Criss Angel, but I was just a kid; it didn’t take much to impress my cousins and me at Grandma’s annual Christmas Eve party. I think my favorite trick was the removable thumb tip trick. Uncle Frances never revealed his … Continue reading

Life Lesson Letters to Finley: On Love

Dear Finley, Be prepared. For the next two weeks, you’ll be surrounded by heart-shaped items. Balloons. Cards. Chocolate. All of these items and more will bear hearts and/or be splashed in shades of red and pink. In your innocence (and given the fact that you aren’t expected to give gifts at your current age) the … Continue reading

The High Point and Low Down of the Caribbean Cruise

The High Point and Low Down of the Caribbean Cruise

For any readers who worried I may have been lost at sea during my recent Caribbean cruise, fear not; I’ve merely been bedridden, recovering from hotel/airplane travel grunge. Luckily, the bug I picked up duty-free didn’t strike until after I arrived home; neither Finley nor my mom have since become sick; and I’m almost fully … Continue reading

Sunrise at Sea

Sunrise at Sea

A momentary spray of pink streaked the sky as the sun rose at sea this morning. Between this sight and the sound of the ship cutting through the waves, it was a wonderful way to greet our final day at sea.