Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies! I feel compelled to post something on this day, given that this is a "mommy blog" and becoming a mom has given me a deeper appreciation of all moms and what they go through. I still think we should petition for Mother's Appreciation Week that culminates in the … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day 2020

We Got Hit with the Flu

I felt like I was just getting caught up after the holidays, crossing things off my to-do list and getting things done. Then suddenly, with no warning at all, my son was full blown sick. Then later that same day, it hit me like a ton of bricks. That is one evil flu. Update: 3/8/2020 … Continue reading We Got Hit with the Flu

Welcome to 2020! Now Get Back to Work

I'm finally home from all my Christmas travels and getting the ball rolling again on all the blog stuff. I took a little blogging and social media break for a couple weeks at the end of the year so I could just enjoy the holidays. I have some cleaning up and rearranging planned for the … Continue reading Welcome to 2020! Now Get Back to Work

The Geeky Family Gift Guide that Disappeared

I just logged on to update this post and put a few finishing touches on my Geeky Family Gift Guide, and IT'S ALL GONE. I have no idea what happened. I suspect it was because I was bouncing from one window to the next and accidentally saved an early draft version. I had tons of … Continue reading The Geeky Family Gift Guide that Disappeared

Thrown Off Track by My Birthday

I was all caught up and chugging along with blog posts in a timely manner, and then my birthday crept up on me, along with a trip to see my mom and a stop at LEGOLAND and now here we are a week later with no new posts and a giant to-do list. Hard to … Continue reading Thrown Off Track by My Birthday

Hurricane Dorian is Coming! Better Go Buy Wine

Growing up in Florida means growing up with hurricanes. Other states have Snow Days for missing school, we have Hurricane Days. I can't count the number of times the first day of school was cancelled due to an impending storm. My son is only four, but we are about to go through his third hurricane … Continue reading Hurricane Dorian is Coming! Better Go Buy Wine

First Day of Preschool Derailed by Lunchbox

We were all set for the first day of school. The school bag was packed, school shirts were washed and ready, and we got a new fancy lunchbox that could hold twice as much as his lunchbox from last year. He was so excited he had to try it on and then put things in … Continue reading First Day of Preschool Derailed by Lunchbox

Back to Work, Book Update, Hybrid Publishing and a Kickstarter

I took a bit of a break from blogging and constant social media posting over the summer. I kept things going at a minimum and popped online here and there when needed so things didn't completely fizzle. But overall, it was really nice to get offline and spend time with family. My son starts preschool … Continue reading Back to Work, Book Update, Hybrid Publishing and a Kickstarter

Summer is Coming to an End

I feel like I was just preparing for summer and now it's flown by. We are on our last week of Summer Camp, then a short vacation trip to see family and then school starts! How does it happen so quickly? Summer Camp has been a total blessing. I was really worried I'd have to … Continue reading Summer is Coming to an End

Who Are You? – Finding out Your Ancestry through DNA Testing kits

I think at some point in our lives, we all desire to know where we came from. Who are our ancestors? Who am I related to? Are those old family stories really true? Answering questions about your past can be personally enlightening, and it's pretty amazing we can do that now with home testing DNA … Continue reading Who Are You? – Finding out Your Ancestry through DNA Testing kits