Category: Life

An interview with my 10-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my 10-year-old on her birthday
My baby girl is 10 today!  This year she has become more independent, a wonderful friend and excelled in dancing and performing.  She is one of my favorite people to spend time with and I love her more than any words could write. As always, I asked her the annual birthday questions this morning while... Read more »

One second each day of 2017

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Last new years I became intrigued when someone posted a video of one second a day of their previous year.  I found and downloaded the one second a day app and made the goal to record a moment each 24 hours for the year ahead. I kept the promise up pretty consistently, give or take... Read more »

My 2017 Wrap Up

My 2017 Wrap Up
We are nearing the end of 2017 and it is time to reflect back on the year. Looking through my photos, I am reminded that this has indeed been a good year filled with many new and happy experiences.   (Here are 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). 1. What did you do in 2017 that you’d never done before? Kiss a dolphin.... Read more »
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Giving Tuesday: Support Climb to Safety

Giving Tuesday: Support Climb to Safety
Giving Tuesday is an annual global giving movement the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This is an opportunity to be selfless and help others through the gift of time, donations, goods or your voice. Available for all official charities (a 501(c)3 in the U.S.) with a specific #GivingTuesday initiative today I wanted to urge to give to a specific charity.... Read more »

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday
Today we are celebrating twelve years of our thoughtful son.  We all set our alarms extra early this morning to celebrate him with donuts before he caught the middle school bus at 7:20 a.m. 1.  Who is your favorite person in the whole world? Pass 2. What is your favorite color?  Yellow 3.  What is... Read more »

How to fold a fitted sheet

How to fold a fitted sheet
There is one thing I haven’t learned in my 40 years; how to fold a fitted sheet.  This photo is a real life representation of what happens when I attempt to fold the awkward elastic corners. According to Real Simple: “Drape the sheet over your hands.With the top two corners inside out and the elastic... Read more »
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Plan in advance Thanksgiving

Plan in advance Thanksgiving
Today I realized that Thanksgiving is a short two weeks away and I need to plan my menu in advance for this year. What I am Serving Turkey, obviously.  In the past I ordered from the reputable Paulina Market in the city.  Now that I’m a suburbanite I no longer have that option and last year... Read more »

14 things I've learned in 14 years of marriage

14 things I've learned in 14 years of marriage
Today is our 14th wedding anniversary.  I remember the cold autumn day after Halloween in snippets.  I remember the morning getting ready with the lovely ladies in my life, almost tripping on my dress walking down the aisle, dancing with our friends and a post wedding bar encounter with the real life Fabio. Since that... Read more »

Finally confident to go makeup free at 40

Finally confident to go makeup free at 40
I’ve been a daily makeup girl since high school.  I never liked heavy makeup but tended to be self-conscious of my uneven, red and shiny skin. I applied foundation, cover up and powder regularly in hopes to conceal my real face.  It wasn’t until I reached 40 that I had the confidence to go makeup free.... Read more »
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My favorite and least favorite body parts

My favorite and least favorite body parts
Sadly, I don’t know one woman who is completely happy with all of her body parts.  I hear friends complain about everything from their skin to their thighs to their feet.  It’s funny though, when I look at them I see my loved ones’ beautiful eyes, hair and strong legs.  This made me think; what if... Read more »