10 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Kids

In my Christmas experience, stocking stuffers are sometimes overlooked or just filled with random last minute things picked up at the dollar store. One year my mom put in grapefruits from our tree outside. This really lowered my stocking expectations to the point where sometimes I forget about them. But not anymore! Starting our own … Continue reading 10 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Happy Thanksgiving!

The holidays are officially here and with it I'll be taking some blogging breaks. Unless of course the holidays drive me crazy and I feel the need to soothe myself by writing. I have a few posts in the works, including a Geeky Holiday Gift Guide and maybe a new Keane Interest wrap-up post. But … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Making Happy Halloween Memories

My very first Halloween memory is from around 3-years-old, when my mom took the clothes off a giant doll and dressed me as Raggedy Ann. We went around the neighborhood trick-or-treating and when one house turned off its lights and wasn't quite in the Halloween spirit, my mom picked me up, handed me a bar … Continue reading Making Happy Halloween Memories

Under Cyber Attack: Subscribed to Thousands of E-mail Lists

A few days ago I thought I was being pranked when a bunch of random subscription notices started showing up. Then it became a flood of messages, at least 10 every minute. I suspected some kind of cyber attack and immediately turned to Google, where I discovered I was experiencing a Denial of Service Attack … Continue reading Under Cyber Attack: Subscribed to Thousands of E-mail Lists

CBD Industry Targeting Stressed Out Moms, But Does it Really Work?

At least once a week there's a message in my in-box about collaborating with a CBD company. Everything from gummy bears to suppositories. (yeah you read that right) So in the name of research, I have sampled edibles, creams, pills, tinctures and even vapes to see if these products get results. The answer? Yes! But … Continue reading CBD Industry Targeting Stressed Out Moms, But Does it Really Work?

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