The Big Bang Theory Premieres Tonight & I’m a TV Junkie

I'm not at all ashamed to admit that I love watching television and I realized today when glancing at the upcoming recordings on my DVR that I like a LOT of television. If I have to say goodbye to summer then I at least want something to look forward … [Read More...]

Grieving the Loss of a Pet

In the two weeks since saying goodbye to our beloved dog Jenna, Socks and I have gone on what I refer to as "healing" walks almost every single day. To say Socks has been a little neglected in recent months would probably be an understatement. … [Read More...]

Shear Madness is a Must-See Play When Visiting Boston

A few weeks ago Nick and I took a drive south and spent one night in our favorite city. Even though it was just for one night we still managed to have a great time, but I'll admit it was a bit tricky trying to come up with something for us to do in … [Read More...]

Best Back to School Apps for Teachers, Students, & Parents

I've been enjoying seeing all of the back-to-school photos my friends have been sharing on Facebook, especially since my kids don't go back until next week, but then I'm all holy crap my kids go back to school next week and I get a little sad. I'm in … [Read More...]

Happy Belated 18th Birthday, Jenna!

Heartbreaking Update: We said goodbye to our sweet, beautiful Jenna on September 3, 2014. To say the past year with Jenna has been challenging would be an understatement. She's always been a wonderful, loving, and loyal dog, but the aging part has … [Read More...]

I’m Not Ready to Say Goodbye to Summer Just Yet

I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. It is my favorite season and I've gotten really comfortable spending most of  my days wearing tank tops and flip flops while spending time with Cody and Nick. I'll miss them … [Read More...]

Cell Phone Courtesy Month & Practicing Cell Phone Etiquette

Did you know that July is National Cell Phone Courtesy month? I mean, I'd like to think we all practice cell phone courtesy every month of the year, but every now and then it's good to be reminded that consideration should always come first when … [Read More...]

Teachers and Coaches & Impacting Students’ Lives

I've already talked about how thrilled I was that Nick decided to join the high school track team this past spring, but it turns out I left out one of the most important reasons. I can still remember a few of my own high school experiences, both … [Read More...]

U.S.Cellular’s Parent/Child Agreement & A Child’s First Cell Phone

A Child's First Cell Phone A few years ago when my husband and I considered getting Nick his first mobile phone there were several things that we considered. First and foremost was whether or not he really needed a cell phone or if it was more of a … [Read More...]

Running in the Rain Isn’t as Bad as I Thought

I love to run, I really do, but I'm what one might refer to as a fair-weather runner. I pretty much plan my runs according to the weather and if it is less than desirable I end up on my treadmill, which isn't necessarily a bad thing since it faces … [Read More...]

‘Playing House’ Review – A Fun New Comedy on USA Network

When it comes to television shows, a really good comedy will always be my favorite, but the problem is that there are very few great shows that can make me (and my entire family) laugh for nearly thirty minutes at a time. Recently I was introduced to … [Read More...]