A few thoughts as we wrap up 2016…

December 29, 2016


The year 2016 has been interesting to say the least. And I know that I’m not the only one who is ready to kick that old crusty year to the curb and see what 2017 has to offer. considering for all of it’s ups and downs – and let’s face it, there have been some pretty tremendo…

The Ultimate Bucket List For 2016

December 21, 2015

Make 2016 the year that you truly learn to live a meaningful life.
The end of 2015 is fast approaching which means that a bright shiny 2016 is just a few days away. While your busy scratching out the same old hum-drum New Year’s Resolutions – lose weight, save money, eat more veggies …

Big News! And A Great Green Holiday Giveaway

November 16, 2015

Hubby and the girls at the National Forest near our new home. And yes, there is already snow on the ground there.
First the big news: I am moving! After 12+ years in our current home in Virginia, my husband and I are packing up the kiddos (and dogs and cats,) and heading to Pennsylvania.
I won’…

How to bond with your kids by books

May 5, 2015

Happy father and son reading book together in bed
Like many parents, I love, love, love reading to and with my kids. But I will additionally be the first to confess that sometimes, life just gets in the way of reading duration. That’s considering more often than not, we save our family reading…

The A-Z of Getting Fit With Your Kids

April 15, 2015

Looking for fun news ways to get your kids up and moving each day? Exercise doesn’t have to be a drag. But I know how hard it can be to get kids out the door when all they really want is to continue their slug-fest on the sofa.
Some kids can’t wait for an excuse to get outside and run ar…

Race Review: Emerald Isle Marathon

April 1, 2015

This is the only race photo ever taken of me in which my feet actually look like they are moving. (Photo: Alan Williams)
Last weekend, I ran North Carolina’s innaugural Emerald Isle Marathon. I was nervous about running a first-time race considering I know there is a steep learning curve when …

Which city is the cleanest in the world?

March 14, 2015

How clean is your city? Think it’s one of the cleanest in the world?
The research team at Hassle Blog put together that inforgraphic of the cleanest cities in every continent in the world. Way to go Chicago! It’s a good bucket list of cities worth visiting as well as a guideline for othe…

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