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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Easter Egg Wrestling: More Fun than the Hunt

April 18, 2014

As my kids got older, hunting Easter Eggs wasn’t quite as fun as it used to be. Okay maybe it’s just that hiding the suckers got harder. Our family still loved to color and eat them. So what would we do with them in between? The answer… Get Your Egg Wrestler Ready!   Hard boil […]

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Guard Your Manhood: And Other Head-Scratching Moments

April 10, 2014

Life is filled with head-scratching moments. Like, why are there people out there who claim to hate chocolate? Really??? I’m not buying it. Or why does my 9 year old son’s hair smell like wet dog… no matter how many times I wash it. Seriously, boys smell! Every now and then one of those moments […]

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You’re Never Too Old for Peanut Butter & Jelly … Martinis

April 2, 2014

Peanut Butter and Jelly – that classic combo nearly every child has adored – has been honored with it’s own day of national recognition. A day on which millions will take a huge bite out of tradition, ceremoniously gluing globs of goo-covered bread to the roofs of their mouths marking the occasion with the pomp […]

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