July 23, 2014Baby Time
Summer babies are being delivered as you read this. Two friends are both due in 4 weeks; there are baby countdowns happening in these hot tests months of the year, no matter what region you live in. The team of people it takes to get one baby delivered is large. It could start with the receptionist at the OBGYN office that books all the appointments, and moves onto the nurses that check blood pressure, prepare tests etc. The baby, mom and doctor get the starting roles in this story, but it could be a fun team building experience to bring this on air and cover all involved, from the start to the minute they place that sweet bundle in a car seat to head home. It does take a village to raise this babe, but how about we start at the very beginning. #SoundofMusic
July 22, 2014Jack
"My first baby," posts Addy, complete with a photo of a tiny, kinda ripe tomato. This friends first yield from her garden is an event, since she has never taken the time to plant and tend to a garden. Her first "fruit" so to speak was sliced and gobbled down quickly. ...
July 21, 2014Unsung Summer Hero
Who are the summer unsung heroes? The lifeguard who has been dutifully guarding the community pool you frequent, the landscaper who trims the bushes no matter the weather, the day camp nurse who cares for scraped knees and poison ivy? There are many who are probably ...
July 18, 2014Splenda
A medium coffee (iced or hot) with milk and two Splenda should not be a difficult order to understand, or is it? A drive thru coffee experience has turned into a game of chance for my daughter and I. Usually we hit the same drive thru daily after we go to the gym. Our ...
July 17, 2014Pictures
Throwback Thursday is all over Facebook. We see photos of back in the day; knowing that many of those actual pictures required and extra scan and upload tells you it's important to her. Childhood memories, big hair from the eighties and baby pictures are plentiful, and ...
July 16, 2014Camp
Sleep away camp is a staple for many families; kids grow and get life long memories with their time "away" and families get a glimpse as to what it could be like when that particular family members presence is not felt. Usually, it's a cycle or preparation, release, ...
July 15, 2014Seafood
The diner's at Pappadeaux Seafood in Grapevine, Texas were digging into delicious plated of high-priced fresh fish. This restaurant was bustling with a 45 minute wait list, on a Thursday night. This scene has me questioning the reports on our economy. High chairs, ...
July 14, 2014Early
"I'm not ready for back to school sales yet," groans my girlfriend Melissa, who just got into a summer groove with her kids. "Ignore them," I say, but we both know that's impossible. Summer clearances are happening; most items we were clambering for in May are ...
June 30, 2014Pierced
The karate moms have had much to discuss lately with all the graduations, dance recitals, proms, and parties. The most recent topic was all about earrings, sort of. There I was typing away, minding my own Macbook, when the mom next to me yawned loudly and commented ...
June 27, 2014Plan
If you have an event coming up, give her plenty of advanced warning. Her June calendar has been packed with proms, graduations, and dance recitals. July and August get clobbered with family gatherings, summer camp and vacations. She pretty much plans out almost every ...