Do you sometimes feel too connected to the world? Like, all the information coming at you just overwhelms your senses, your soul? I’ve had that feeling a lot lately. I think it has been building over the last few years but really propelled itself this past year. The news comes fast and is constantly changing. Social media is everywhere, and as someone who is trying to work for herself, it feels impossible to avoid. I have to keep a Facebook profile, I have to have Instagram a
When my husband and I were deciding to move our family to the West Coast (best coast), one of the things we were looking most forward to was never having to shovel snow again. We lived in a house with 15 steps up to our porch so when the snow came, and boy, did it come, we had to shovel all of those steps, over and over again. Needless to say, we were pretty excited about leaving that behind. Our kids, on the other hand, were less excited to leave the snow. I mean, who doesn'
Back to Nature
This week has been a tough one, for me and for our country. I have found it hard to write, to know what to say, to comprehend what was happening in the world. I had planned on writing a post about camping for the last week or so, even had my catchy little title ready, "To Camp or Not to Camp, That is the Question." But I just couldn't bring myself to do it. It felt trivial compared to the news being made around me. How do I write about camping with your family when people are
"Are We There Yet?"
Those four little words above are my absolute least favorite to hear on a road-trip. In fact, I have banned them from my car! My son has this down but my daughter is still working on it. This may sound harsh but I feel like it is actually teaching my kids some valuable lessons. You know, things like slowing down and enjoying the ride, experiencing where you at that exact moment, taking in the beauty around you. All things I am reminding myself constantly to employ in my own l
Looking For Lincoln In Washington DC and Kentucky
We have family in Washington DC and Kentucky so we tend to visit both of these places a lot. We've done the National Air and Space Museum and the Capital in DC, the Louisville Slugger Museum and the Kentucky Derby Museum in Kentucky. And, honestly, most of our time gets spent just hanging with the grandparents around the pool, which is exactly what the kids want to do for the most part! But this summer I wanted to try something different. I wanted to find a subject we could e
Girls' Getaway: Five Reasons Why You Need One
Hi, y'all! I know, where have I been, right? It's been two weeks since I posted! But I have a good excuse, I promise. I just got back from sitting around a gorgeous pool in Palm Springs, drink in hand, with seven of my best friends for three whole days. And the weekend before I was in Chicago with my best friend since second grade laughing, working, shopping, and rocking out to Pearl Jam. Two weekends away from my kids and husband in a row?! You better believe it! Now, I full
In a New York Minute
In many ways, going to New York City is like going home for us. My husband lived there for almost 15 years with me joining him for the last 5. My son was born in Brooklyn, spent his first 4 years there, and still has vivid memories of me pushing him around in the stroller on the sidewalks of Cobble Hill, visiting the playgrounds and pointing out the colors of each car parked on the street. We have many good friends living there still and lots of places that have special memor
A Weekend in San Francisco - What to Do
San Francisco steals my heart every time I visit. From the hilly streets to the rolling, thick fog, there is a reason so many songs have been written about this beautiful city! It is a city unlike any other, metropolitan and diverse like New York but with a distinct California edge. I love it and so does my family, with my daughter even declaring that she missed it already as we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge! So what is it that we love about San Francisco?? Let me see i