Relocating with Kids: 5 Tips for Getting Settled

My 7 Tips for Relocating with Kids included ways to stay sane and organized during a move. The funny thing is I wrote that in the midst of packing, just before our state to state relocation.The insanity set in once we arrived at our new yet temporary digs. It was a pretty crazy. We survived. I…

7 Tips for Relocating with Kids

How many times have you moved? Since my hubs and I were married in 2000, we moved over ten times. Back and forth to Arizona plus several moves around the Bay Area. All without kids. We are in the middle of relocating to a new state. By the time this blog post is published,  we will be on…

Giving Thanks with New and Past Traditions

Every year we see post after post about giving thanks during November.  I love reading what people are grateful for and learning about the traditions they share with family & friends. Years back my family had a large party with a traditional Thanksgiving feast every year. Turkey, fixings, candy, dessert and so much fun. When I…

10 Tips for Traveling With Kids

Depending on the ages of your little ones, the words “family” and “vacation” seem more like an oxymoron. We just took our first family vacation since having our little boo two years ago. We’ve gone on day trips, overnights and treks up the coast. This trip included our first plane ride and travel to another…

When We Were Rock Stars!

Today is one of those days that come with some anticipation and anxiousness. I know some others in my life feel that way as well. It’s the 5th anniversary of my sister passing away from Ovarian Cancer. Ugh, those words, the history, that moment we said good-bye to someone who we should have grown old…

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!

It’s almost the end of September and I’m late for something very, very important about women’s health. I’d rather admit that my post is tardy than not post this at all. Being so close to the anniversary of my sister’s passing, I wanted to take this time in the blog-o-sphere to write about Ovarian Cancer.

Care.com Interview: When is it OK to Quit?

Whether you are an adult or child, we have all wanted to quit something and at some point. As parents, our children will probably want to quit at one time or another, too. I was recently interviewed by Care.com on this very topic. I’m thrilled to share their interview series with you! My interview along…

10 Tips to Get You Relaxed

I was searching through some of the archives and came across my sleep deprived blog posts. As working parents, we are in a shortage of sleep most of the time. I say parents because both me and the hubs struggle with the lack of sleep. If you have little ones, you probably know the drill when one…

Layoff Day

After seven years, I am saying good-bye to my corporate job. Life is supposed to go a certain way right?  Work for a paycheck. Buy the house with the white picketed fence and have the family (2.5 kids to be exact). Earn your retirement. Then, retire.

Our Parenting Curve Ball – Part II

Our Parenting Curve Ball – Part I was about the waiting game before taking our girl for an MRI. I was actually a wreck. No matter how much you focus or keep positive thoughts, there’s a reality check that goes through your mind when you are faced with a test like an MRI. At least…