Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax

I got to go to dinner recently with a couple of good friends that I've known for 25 years! We used to be crazy raver kids that danced until dawn, and now I have a kid and have to get home early so I can wake up at dawn. Times sure have changed, but our … Continue reading Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax

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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 Christmas Cards that Never Arrived

A few weeks ago I did a post asking people to send me Christmas cards. I deleted it after less than a week because I ran across a couple of other card requests and I felt like those people might need them a little bit more. In the end, I got NO CARDS AT ALL, … Continue reading The Christmas Cards that Never Arrived

Going On Christmas Break, Goodbye 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I think this will be my last post for 2019, unless I feel like I absolutely have to write something. I don't want any deadlines or work stuff looming over my head for the holidays. It's time to get offline and enjoy the moment. Or just be able to … Continue reading Going On Christmas Break, Goodbye 2019

Preschool Pressure: When Your Child Scores Below Expectations

I was a nerdy, book-loving, honor roll student, and I always imagined if I had kids, they would be too. So the day my son's first preschool assessment arrived in the mail and that crummy little chart revealed he scored "Below Expectations" in Every Single Area, it came as such a crushing blow that I … Continue reading Preschool Pressure: When Your Child Scores Below Expectations

Breath of the Wild Breathes Some Life into an Older Gamer

After avoiding buying Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for nearly a year, I finally succumbed to temptation and bought the game last week. I was avoiding it for my own good, since we have a history. One that started in 1987 when I went on my first quest and became completely obsessed with … Continue reading Breath of the Wild Breathes Some Life into an Older Gamer

Keane Interest: Christmas Cards, Polar Express, a Gingerbread House and GWITR Squishies

We are keeping up with the Christmas activity theme this week with a visit to see Santa, a Polar Express event at the beach, another tree lighting, a gingerbread house making and wrapping up with cool little squishies by GWITR that would make cute stocking stuffers. Christmas Cards done early! I got my Christmas cards … Continue reading Keane Interest: Christmas Cards, Polar Express, a Gingerbread House and GWITR Squishies

Military Wife Life: Christmas with a Husband Deployed

In my 17 years as a military wife, I have spent many a Christmas with my husband deployed. This time it's different, however, because there's a four-year-old little boy just discovering the wonders of the Christmas season and depending on me to channel my inner Santa enough to create a memorable family holiday experience. A … Continue reading Military Wife Life: Christmas with a Husband Deployed

Keane Interest: Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays! We had a great visit to grandma's for Thanksgiving, followed by the longest drive home ever. Holiday traffic is the worst! Then we kicked Christmas season off right away on Dec. 1st with a visit to the GAAM Holiday Nerd Market. Next we enjoyed the tree lighting at the Atlantic Beach Country Club … Continue reading Keane Interest: Holiday Edition

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