Swim Team–The Benefits of Joining

Parents, summer is rapidly approaching. Parents around me are abuzz discussing summer plans for their kids pending summer break. Some parents are scheduling camps, summer nannies and family help to provide childcare while at work. Others are scheduling activities to make it through the summer with their kids at home.  Do not forget, one summer [ keep reading ]

Three Days That Taught Me to Appreciate My Wife

One weekend a couple of years ago totally changed my perspective on marriage. In one harrowing experience, my blatant inadequacies as a husband and a father were totally exposed and I was able to see my wife as the superwoman that she truly is. I know our readers appreciate context, so let me tell you [ keep reading ]

Sew, I Learned a New Skill

I LOVE to craft. And I LOVE to learn new things. Marry the two and viola! I’m in Heaven *insert heart eyes emoji here*. I hope that soon, I won’t struggle with my energy levels. When I’m feeling better, I’d like to start exercising again…maybe take up running. For now, I work with what I’ve got, [ keep reading ]

We Don’t Deserve Dogs

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras Dogs are the greatest. I love dogs and couldn’t imagine life without my pupper. It’s not always been this way. My love for canines is relatively new. In fact, just a few short years ago I was adamantly against owning [ keep reading ]

Snakes in a Bag on a Plane

The top of the year is always a treasure-trove of “best-of” lists for the news cycle. The one I’m sure you all have been waiting for is finally here! I mean, this is the first I’ve heard about it, and I couldn’t be more excited! The Transportation Security Administration (TSA, or those nice folks who [ keep reading ]

Niagara, and Other Place Names Obviously Spelled Wrong

Soon after the 2019 polar vortex hit, my husband told me that parts of Niagara Falls had frozen over. “Cool,” I thought. “I gotta see that.” So I googled it, and then laughed. Becaused Google told me that my search for “Niagra Falls polar vortex frozen” was misspelled. Maybe I meant “Niagara Falls”? I’m sorry, [ keep reading ]

Get Out of the Left Lane. Please.

If you are a licensed driver in the United States, chances are you’re familiar with the inevitable frustration often experienced due to the inconsiderate actions of other drivers. These days, it seems more and more motorists could use a lesson in interstate etiquette. More specifically, driving slow in the left lane, also known as impeding [ keep reading ]

So You Want to Learn a New Language

Maybe you’ve been wanting to find out more about the language your ancestors spoke. Or you’re planning a vacation to a new country. Maybe you’ve spent the last 10 years concocting the perfect plan to disappear into the Italian countryside without a trace, only you’ve just realized you don’t even know enough to order a [ keep reading ]

Marie Kondo Doesn’t Care If You Keep Your Books

I don’t exactly remember the first time I watched the show Hoarders, but I do remember how it made me feel. Great. Hey, my house wasn’t that dirty, I didn’t have to pick up at all! I mean I still did, but I definitely cleaned with slight air of superiority around myself. “Sure, my house [ keep reading ]

An Ode to Coffee

Coffee? Yes, coffee is amazing. Literally for centuries, this glorious beverage has provided unrivaled inspiration to millions. It can turn zombies into not only fully-functioning human beings, but productive and contributing members of society at the most ungodly hours of the day. While sipping my daily cup I often find myself wondering how one warm, [ keep reading ]

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