Summer is almost over. I can’t believe it. Since I’ve become a mother, this is the fastest summer on record.
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My kids seem to be much more involved in extracurricular activities than I was at their age. Maybe less true for my 14-year-old, but that’s definitely the case with my 10-year-old. Both of my kids have had the privilege of experiencing team sports, music, theater, art and various camps. As parents, we try to research … Continue Reading →
Last year for Christmas, my mother-in-law gave our family an annual membership pass to the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village. It has been one of the best gifts ever! My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, my kids, my mom, and I all went last week to spend the day at Greenfield Village. We have always had a great … Continue Reading →
As a kid, my family and I traveled a lot. We visited Disney World, Mexico, and Spain. We journeyed to both East and West coasts, even taking a train all the way to California. But I never really explored Michigan until I was in my twenties. My extended family has owned a charming cottage in … Continue Reading →
Without fail, I become overly frazzled about packing for a trip. Sometimes the anxiety is so high that I start losing my excitement about the vacation altogether. The root of my insanity? Packing. The nagging feeling that I will forget something seems to be all consuming, especially when it comes to my kids. The last … Continue Reading →
Keeping a central calendar on our kitchen wall used to be sufficient. It was easy when the kids were little, because typically their schedule was dictated by me or their dad. Most weeks consisted of school, neighborhood friends and family time. Then, almost overnight, my daughters became socialites. Now they have team sports, group projects, … Continue Reading →
I am the queen of good intentions and poor time management. I am also the queen of taking on too many projects. So when my mom asked if she could come visit us this week, I said, “Sure. We have nothing going on.” Apparently “nothing going on” was code for “come witness me trying to … Continue Reading →