Last week, we went on a road trip. Back to my ancestral (okay childhood) stomping grounds: Virginia. I grew up in Washington DC, but my grandparents retired to a lake community in Virginia, where I spent a lot of time. My parents now have a weekend home there, and that’s where we usually visit them
Glowing rocks! Millions of dollars in gems and precious minerals on display! Cold water down the back of your neck. All of this and more can be part of your day if you visit The Sterling Hill Mining Museum. The kids and I went last week, and it was a great way to beat the
I often joke that until I hit a certain milestone birthday (starts with a 5) I’m not going to do two things ladies of a certain age do: take a daily walk and garden. The daily walk is calling to me. The big birthday is only a few years away, so maybe that makes sense.
One of the best things about the summer is fruit, but one of the worst is fruit flies. Every year at some point we have to admit that my husband is not just going crazy swatting around his head when he drinks his after-dinner glass of wine. There really is a little flying thing there.
I have four kids whose age range is just four years (there are twins in there). So, when we go through a phase, we go through a phase. There were days when we got diapers by the several case delivery, or 5 gallons of milk every time Peapod came, or when every thud-thud-thud was a
Last week, we took our 6th grade Girl Scout troop on a field trip to the Great Swamp in Chatham, where we got to try Geocaching. It was pretty cool! Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which small containers or “caches” are placed at certain GPS coordinates and registered for others to find on a
When the kids were littler, school pickup was so easy. I got into a ridiculously long line about 20 minutes before dismissal, pop on a little NPR and wait until we inched up to our place and the teachers deposited the kids to the car door. Nowadays, there are two schools, four phones, and countless
Some families like to put their kids in various camps for the summer. We’ve tried that, but this year, I thought we might just stay-camp right at home. Here’s a sample day: 7:30 Make your own breakfast bar Mom thoughtfully leaves out several boxes of cereal bowls and spoons. If you can reach the top
It all seemed so innocent when we passed Sephora. We were at the mall, my 16 year old daughter and I, getting a little time together in our quest for shorts that are neither too short nor too long (kind of a Holy Grail thing, tbh). We ducked into the makeup/skincare/haircare emporium to get
In the interest of full disclosure, I should start by saying that I am on the board of Madison Music & Arts, which supports music and arts in our public schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. But the reason I’m on the board (and even in charge of publicity) is because I’m thrilled to