“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 […]

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 […]

“Girl, you’ll be a woman ma’am soon…” Urge Overkill’s song from the movie Pulp Fiction “Excuse me, Ma’am? Any games of catch must be played up higher on the beach,” said the lifeguard from his perch. I looked around for a granny with a bathing cap to see who he was talking to. “Ma’am?” Oh no, […]

Summer is going by so fast and I have been so very lucky to be able to spend a huge part of it at my parents’ beach house. I thought I’d share with you some new things I learned while I was away. Lesson 1 – Don’t paint your nails after drinking martinis with your […]

Some say it is memorial day weekend. Others stick with the very official summer solstice in June. Since I have children I think of it when the kids have completed the school year.   I think the same applies to my friends who are teachers as well! Given this  upcoming date I might not be able to post as much. My […]