Does this outfit make me look happy?

It is official, it is SUMMER!     My kids finished the school year and are the years really are flying by fast. Thanks to great teachers they did well in school. My daughter came home with one particular award that brought tears to my eyes, the class Fashionista award. Yes, I am mother to a budding [...]

The Great Cover-Up

"Mom, did you know spiders don't have butts?" "No, Hayden, I did not know that. Or should I say I never thought about it." This is typical of any conversation with my 6-year-old boy. It involves body parts and/or going to the bathroom. The babycenter.com newsletter emails tell me it's a normal phase. I hope [...]

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a gallbladder.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a gallbladder.

It's all fun and games until someone loses a gallbladder. Do you know what your gallbladder does? Neither did I until a few weeks ago. I was hit with what can only be described as labor type contraction pains in my upper abdomen and ended up in the ER.  For whatever reason my gallbladder has [...]

Storm Prep

Here in the Northeast corridor of the country we are just coming up for air from Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully, the damages where we live were minimal but my heart goes out to those who suffered much worse. We did lose power, but only a little bit. Some local places were open so I was able [...]