Family

Family Traditions: The Tie That Binds

In a world that seems to be constantly changing and finding ways to become more efficient and technologically dependent, there’s something lovely about family traditions to create lasting memories and a sense of security. Our family tradition revolves around a simple accessory: my husband’s tie, which he wore proudly on the day of his graduation. Little did he know that his…

8 Things I Do Know About The Empty Nest

I officially have an empty nest.
Both of my metaphorical ‘baby birds’ have flown the nest and are happy and thriving right where they have both worked so hard to be. I have to say, now that I’ve stopped crying, the view from this momma’s nest isn’t half bad.
Let me first say that it took a…

College Drop Off: 18 Important Lessons

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but college drop off is as heartbreaking as you imagined. It’s so cliché, but I blinked and poof… there we were trolling the isles of Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond looking for perfect college dorm essentials.  Mind you, I do feel as though I drew the long straw, since according to my…

Senior Year: Where did High School go?

Senior year is almost over for my ‘practice kid’. My firstborn. The one who helped me figure out how to be a mom. As I wrap my head around the logistics of moving him into college across the country, there are so many things I want to do. So many things I want to say. So many things I want to share. And I’m…

Holiday Cards 2018: Choosing the Perfect Card

I love holiday traditions and one of our family traditions is sending annual holiday cards to our friends and family.  I also love receiving Christmas cards each year from friends and family that feature photos of them. I love the reminder of what they look like, where they’ve been, and seeing how much their kids have grown in the past year.
Last year…

9 Reasons Moms Love Summer Break

School’s (almost) out for summer!  (queue Alice Cooper!)  Hallelujah… we made it to summer break people!  We lived through another school year filled with endless projects, homework, test prep, morning madness, and don’t get me started on those lunches we lovingly packed every freaking day for our sweet angels.  Our teachers are tired after months of field trips, testing, projects…

Letter to My Teenage Son, From Mom: Things I Need You To Know

Read a heartfelt letter from a mom to her teenage son, reflecting on their journey and the bittersweet transition into manhood…

8 Reasons To Visit Sydney With Kids

The Aussies just seem to get it right…. from their government, socialized medicine, education system, amazing flat white coffee, and don’t get me started on the sausage sarnies.  Read why Sydney should be on YOUR bucket list…