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College Drop Off: 18 Important Lessons

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 photo cards each year from friends and family, and seeing how their kids have grown, etc.   Last year I was so impressed with Mpix, I decided to order our cards from them again this year. I take tons of pictures all…

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

An open letter to my teenage son, from Mom: As we wrap up another school year (7th and 11th grades), I can’t help but feel nostalgia, excitement, sadness and pride, all at the same time with my teenage boys.  I mean from the time I became pregnant (all those years ago), I’ve been preparing them to become self-sustaining humans.  I…

Cambodia: Drive from Phnom Penh To Siem Reap

We LOVED LOVED LOVED Cambodia.  We loved the people.  We loved the country.  We loved learning there’s so much more to Cambodia than Angkor Wat (we’ll get to that later) and the Khmer Rouge…

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…