To My Grandfather, Who Never Read My Blog

We buried my grandfather today.I’m not sure how. Physically, I mean. How can it be possible that a man so big, so massive in his demeanor, so impossibly alive, could be contained? I’ve never lived in a world where he didn’t exist. It’s strange to think about that. But it occurred to me as I […]

Meeting Me Again

It’s been a while since I have known what to write. It’s not that I don’t have things to say. It’s that my life has gotten so big, so full and so rich, that quite honestly, I don’t know where to start. I am a food blogger. I miss being the blogger I was 8 […]

Staying Active After the Resolution Wears Off

I think we all do this… We find ourselves in a rut, and by December, we are ready to better ourselves, and vow to make a change in the New Year. Eat Better. Exercise More. Organize.  Manage Our Time. Stop Eating Cheetos For Breakfast. We get so excited that our lives are finally going to […]

A New Way to Move #GetUpandGojiPlay

I was doing so good. For real. At one point, I was in the gym, the ACTUAL gym, 5 days a week.  Chest Day, Leg Day, Back & Bis, Shoulders.  You name it, I was doing it.  The treadmill, the elliptical, the stationary bikes. Heck, I was even swimming once per week, running (OUTSIDE!) and […]

End Mommy Wars

Mommy Wars.  I’ve written about this before, as part of my involvement with the formula brand Similac.  I met the Similac folks at Mom 2.0 last spring, and really liked what they stood for.  Yes, they are a formula company, and hen Seven was a baby, they were my brand of choice.  But I learned […]

Got Milk? Got Kids? Got Snacks?

I have a kiddo. Of course, I think he’s the best there is, and hopefully, you think yours is, too.  You have to be wrong though, as hello?  We already established that MINE s the best.  And this is MY blog, so, I win. Seriously though, we should all be so proud of our children.  […]

Hersheypark in the Dark

Can you believe it’s only a month until Halloween?  A MONTH. That’s frightening. I have always loved Halloween, and now that I have Seven, it’s so much fun to see the holiday from his young eyes.  He’s a huge fan of getting really dressed up – we take our costumes seriously – and even though […]

Technology Friendly Family Travel Tips

I went on the ultimate American Road Trip. Over 7000 miles, in a truck, husband and son in tow…and we came out alive on the other side.  From Virginia through the Midwest, across the Dakotas, through the land of every.single.national.park, down the Pacific Coast, and then finally back across the southwest and canyon country, the […]

Mommy Wars are a Real Thing

Clan Wars. Civil Wars. Gang Wars. World Wars. There are so many types of wars. But until you’ve become one yourself, you may not be aware of the most overwhelming… The Mommy Wars. At least with the other types of wars, you KNOW your enemy.  You can be prepared for the attack – the knife […]