March 17, 2015Time off
For many families it's been a winter filled with a load of snow days- for my kids it's more than I can ever remember. If a school district believes there would be any danger transporting kids to-or-from school due to inclement weather they cancel or delay. My district has logged in so many days that the spring break calendar and graduation dates are sure to be affected.
When my kids were little they would come to work with me on a snow day because jocks don't get the luxury of weather delays. This really drives home the responsibility of staying local. I felt quite fortunate to do this, as many other workers scramble for child care. It was a good chance to freshen up some 'kid drops' and to be super relatable on the air. Finding time to play outside would always happen after work - as would watching old family movies, board games and cleaning out a closet. This year we've run out of closets to clean and as far as gaming goes, let's just say Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlet have been having way too much fun.
March 3, 201530 Days Has September
I found out the hard way that February is a short month. I was trying to reset the start and stop dates for an online payment, and the system would not let me pay a fee scheduled for February 30. After sending a note to customer service, I finally realized I had ...
February 2, 2015She's Running
She's fresh off of cleaning up after "The Big Game" and as February arrives, she's sure to be ready for the unexpected. Her month is a visual representation of the saying "stuff happens." A perfectly planned-out week can be nixed up by unexpected, yet realistic ...
January 27, 2015My Space
The hot yoga classes I attend have tripled in size since January 1, a common happening thanks to all who have a resolution the get fit for 2015. This creates a stir amongst the regular attendees who have gotten used to having their particular space on the floor. ...
January 13, 2015Work It Mom
Today's hot yoga class was taught by Julia, with her six-month old baby Emma playing 'the witness.' As Julia instructed us into our downward dogs, her little baby cooed from her mother's arms. Later in the day, I was exiting a parking garage in a medical park and ...
December 10, 2014No Pain No Debt
It all adds up: even if she's set a Christmas budget there are so many extras not accounted for. Spending is up this year the experts say. Forbes Women warns of setting a holiday budget without remembering the extra essentials like cards, tape, wrapping paper, special ...
December 9, 2014Good Cheer
Year-end giving is top of mind for many agencies, knowing that she could be seeking to end her year on a charitable note with an extra tax deduction to boot. Mailboxes are filled with donation requests and merchant catalogues reminding us that December 22 is the last ...
December 8, 2014Icing on the Cookie
Cookies are baking right now. Somewhere, there is an amazing aroma and gingerbread men being decorated. On the cover of most women's magazine you'll see a popular chef with a tray of cookies and a cover that offers all their tips inside the pages. I've seen everyone ...
December 5, 2014December Birthday
It's my friend Dana Healy's birthday today. I've know her since I was in the second grade. She lived a few houses up from me and had parents that loved to play. Her dad drove a Harley and they had a trampoline in their play room along with every hot toy, even video ...
December 4, 2014Fries With That?
My daughter in college requested I write a column on sweet potato fries. She tells me they are on every menu now and now more than a few of our favorite Diner spots claim it to be the new 'it' side dish. I'm wondering what finally happened to teach our restaurants the ...