Fidget Spinner Frenzy

Ahhhh!!! It is a Fidget Frenzy! About 3 weeks ago I had probably heard the words “fidget spinner” once or twice.  Then I heard it again from my 1st grader on a Thursday afternoon.  And when I picked my 4th grader up from school on […]

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Our Zoo Adventure

Yesterday we went on a family trip to the San Francisco Zoo.  This was our first time there and first day trip in a long time, but it was with mixed emotions that we were setting out.  We knew it was going to be a […]

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Teacher Gift Anxiety

Who out there is like me?  I tend to remember that we need end of year gifts for the kids’ teachers about two days before school is out.  And then all those cute, personalized gifts are no longer an option.  You know which ones I’m […]

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An Afternoon Cherry Picking

We are lucky enough to live in an area close to lots of orchards and farms.  Thankfully not the kind of farm that stinks of animal droppings!  These local farms grow cherries, peaches, apricots, strawberries, pluots, pomegranates, corn, tomatoes and a number of other fruits […]

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Mother’s Day and the Zoo

Mother’s Day turned out really nice!  I was told to stay in bed while my husband took the puppy out for her morning trip.  The kids made cards and crafts for me.  They had them all set up so that I would be surprised when […]

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I Took My Doctor’s Advice

It is pretty funny, but it really did take my doctor telling me that I needed to get a pedicure to actually do it.  I enjoy a good foot massage and having my toenails look pretty.  But if you knew me, you’d know that I […]

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Taking Care of Myself

I’ll confess something.  I’m pretty horrible about taking care of myself.  I mean, I am clean and everything. Thankfully, that isn’t what I’m talking about! But I hardly ever go shopping for clothes for me or go out for a pedicure or things like that.  […]

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Summer Bucket List

We all have to start somewhere, but I feel like I need a 12-step program on how not to be boring. It isn’t like I am a dud to be around.  It is just that I generally don’t know where to begin to get out […]

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Inspiration

The other night, my husband and I were lying in bed discussing our kids.  Their strengths, their quirks and how fast they are growing.  This in itself was a miracle.  We have 3 kids, a puppy, a bird and about 50 fish.  Not to mention […]

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