Our vacation ended with some great memories with family and friends, and our week ended with some special time among other friends and family as we gathered at Relay for Life. Good stuff, I tell ya. Lesson #1: When a relaxing San Diego backyard BBQ turns into an exciting frontyard balloon show, it’s a good […]
No doubt you’ve been wondering where I disappeared to. Or maybe not. But I’m back from a five-day road trip that left me surprisingly little time to be online. (Why I was surprised, I’m not so sure.) My mom and I (and the little kids who seem to follow me everywhere) packed up (everything we […]
Taking a baby anywhere can be a challenge. There’s all the gear, the carrying, the not napping, the feeding, the planning. It’s so easy to say, “Oh, we’ll just do this or that later…when the baby is a bit bigger.” Goodness knows I’ve used that excuse for more outings than I can count.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! (And a hug to those of you who no longer have a dad to celebrate…I didn’t realize how bittersweet this day could be.) I hope you enjoyed a weekend of sports and beer (which may or may not have been what the dads I know did)—or […]
School’s out and everyone I know is talking about hitting the road (if they haven’t already hit it). My Shine Parenting Guru assignment this month was to share my advice and tips for the best road trip experience. While we do love to pack up and go for hours and hours and hours (well, we […]