Four turns to Five


It’s here. It’s like the little hump that’s been a hop, a skip, and a jump away. Except, now, it’s a few skips with her hair flowing up and down behind her. Little is going to be 5 this week. F-I-V-E. Nope, I can’t believe it either. Yesterday, I texted a friend I have this unreal [...]

Memories of Maine 2014


I have to tell you, there is nothing as sweet as a good vacation. You know how I love big, busy trips (hello! Disney and Universal both come to mind) but hiding away from it all in a lakeside cabin in Maine with intermittent reception just can’t be beat for true relaxation. A few highlights [...]

What’s going on in the JV?

There it is. The question I’ve been working so hard to answer lately. I’ve been quiet on here, while life is running rapid. School’s ending… the extracurricular schedules are crazy and, to be honest, my 4 year old has been… difficult, at times. Plus, a kid in a cast, emotional sport seasons, freelance writing and projects [...]

June Menu Plan (+ family update)

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It’s hard to believe that this is my final month before completing the entire year of monthly meal plans. Yes, in July, I’ll republish the July 2013 meal plan as a 2014 plan. Of course, I’ll double check to make sure the links work and will edit and tweak as necessary for planning purposes. I [...]

Ending May with a break, and a meal plan

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day and took time to enjoy family and friends, while remembering those who served and gave for us to have the freedoms we live today. As usual, we attended our annual Memorial Day family reunion at the Jersey shore, on the beach of Margate. This year was very special, [...]