Feeding The Birds, A Family Tradition


For Florida children, summertime means beach days. And in my house, beach days have always meant feeding the birds. My sister and I loved it as kids, and now I enjoy watching my daughters chase after the seagulls. We never feed the birds during the day when the beach is crowded with people — beachgoers […]

6 Tips To Keep Your Family Organized

6 Tips To Keep Your Family Organized

When I think back to before having kids, I laugh at myself. I thought I was so busy. But I look back now, and I wonder, “What in the world did I do with my time?” I know I filled it… somehow, but for the life of me I don’t know how I could have […]

Finding Laughter In Old Home Movies With YesVideo

Family Photo

When was the last time you had a really good laugh? I mean a belly laugh, where your sides and cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. For me, it was the first time I watch the home videos I transferred with YesVideo. And I laughed for a solid 15 minutes, sharing that laughter with my husband. […]

How Many Diapers Does A Baby Use In The First Year?

Stack of Diapers

My days as a mom of kids in diapers is drawing to a close. Even with each achievement (a pee-pee in the potty) I grow wistful of those days of diapers. It is a surprising feeling over a chore that is so time consuming, a wee bit gross and very expensive. Nonetheless, it means my […]

Once Upon A Time, I Was A Ballerina


When my daughter was three she announced (with much conviction) that she wanted to take ballet classes. She had been singing and dancing her way through her days since she was old enough to talk and walk, and she wanted to be a ballerina.  She is just like her mama. I started taking dance classes […]