The Tao of The Nuggets

July 2, 2014

From time-to-time people (the ones who live in my head) will say to me; “Four amazing kids, awesome marriage, cool career, and a wildly popular (again in my head) blog, how DO you do it?” To that I simply reply… The Tao of Nuggets. So what exactly is a Tao? Simple wisdom. A code. Tao […]

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food & Wine Festival: Family, Fun, & Food!

June 25, 2014

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could zip around the globe in one day, making stops at your favorite spots and giving jet lag the slip? Until the descendants of Gene Roddenberry come through with that molecular transporter we were promised, you may just need to take a trip to Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. Yes, Busch […]

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1 Ingredient 5 Ways: Eggs – They’re What’s for Dinner (yes, dinner)

June 18, 2014

Dinner can be one of the most challenging things in a parent’s day. After all you’ve just spent an entire day working, chasing after kids, dealing with drudgery and now you have to face feeding people. The wine only works for you. If you happen to have four kids – one of which insists on […]

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Diagon Alley!

June 17, 2014

It is no secret that I am a 40-something mud blood still waiting for my letter from Hogwarts. I remain convinced that a wolf ate the owl that was headed to my house, letter in beak. Further proving that I am no muggle, Universal Studios has finally announced the opening date for the NEW Diagon […]

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The Fault In Our Stars: A Mother-Daughter Review

June 11, 2014

Far before all the opening weekend fuss, or even the buzz about a movie in the works, my fifteen year old daughter recommended I read, The Fault In Our Stars. There came a visceral moan from behind the door. I ran down the hall calling to her. “Baby, are you okay?” An inquiry that only […]

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The Way Kids See It… Changing the World One Small Step at a Time

June 4, 2014

“Mom. Ma. Mommy. Mother! Can I have this old shopping bag?” She was going to make a ‘project’ – her general term for taping, stapling, gluing, and bedazzling nearly anything that goes unclaimed in this house. She scuttled off to her work room, the treasured old shopping bag in hand. I didn’t pay too much […]

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Hiking Maryland: 3 fun trails to do with kids

June 2, 2014

Waterfalls, covered bridges, history and nature abound on trails all around Maryland. With the unique topography of the state, you can hike a mountain trail one day, a shore side trek the next. The best part? Many of these trails have something that is perfect for the whole family. Patapsco State Park This was our […]

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Easy Whipped Feta Cheese Spread

May 23, 2014

Can one have a fetish for Feta? Okay, maybe that sounds a little weirder than I intended. How about an obsession? The answer to that would be a resounding, “HECK YEAH!” in my house. We go gaga for the Greek delight. That said, it can be a little cumbersome, crumbly and not at all schmearable. (yes, […]

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Cirque du Work from Home Mommy: The Ultimate Balancing Gone Wrong

May 15, 2014

I was out in the garden the other afternoon watering the pods with one hand and taking a work call with the other, when a nosy neighbor peaked through the fence to say, “Hi.”  No doubt she’d been attracted by the sound of me apparently muttering to myself in the yard. Not wanting to be […]

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I Love My Job

April 30, 2014

I work in a field that spans several industries; manufacturing, hospitality, engineering, medicine, and futures… to name a few. My position is one that fosters creativity and collaboration, rewards ingenuity and encourages flexibility. There may be days where I get lost daydreaming about a long overdue vacation but… I love my job. My coworkers aren’t […]

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