Summer’s Going Out with a Whimper

Actually, I kept thinking that yesterday, when it was so gloomy and grey. I was like, really, this is one of our final waning days of summer? I demand a do-over for this one! The truth is, I’m completely ready for school to begin. I’ve taken on some additional responsibilities at KidsOutAndAbout, I am hard … [Read more…]

Catching Up After Travels

I know. I haven’t been posting. I called my mom yesterday and when she mentioned that we hadn’t talked since our trip to North Carolina I was all, “How? Wha? Huh?” and yet apparently it’s true. So, what have we been up to? Well, after J came home from the sleep away camp that I … [Read more…]

Olympics: The Super Girl Power Edition

We can’t get enough of the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team. And not just because we have a gymnast in the house (and-ahem!-a former gymnast. . . ). It’s also because they are just a fantastic group of women who are super-amazing role models. I could not restrain myself from making a list why. They are … [Read more…]

My Family: Still Not Psychic

We’ve done quite a bit of traveling lately, and now we’re recovering. Which means I’ve been doing laundry. Years back, I purchased a small laundry basket for each daughter so that she was in charge of ferrying her own clothing upstairs and putting it away. At the time, it seemed like an excellent accomplishment. It … [Read more…]

Coming This Fall!

Last post, I promised I’d offer up some pep and cheer, and I’m actually pretty excited about two new activities available for kids this fall. I was chatting with the folks at Ellms Family Farm recently, and they’re adding an activity that I think families with little kids will love: a new Challenge Course geared … [Read more…]

It’s Grim.

We’ve been traveling quite a bit, and just busy in general, so I haven’t been posting (although I do update the events page). Sorry about that. And then, when I attempted to write a post last night, it degenerated quickly. I am currently terrified of a Trump presidency. It’s at the forefront of my mind, … [Read more…]


We are pretty much obsessed with the Hamilton soundtrack right now. I know, I know: we’re late to the party. All the cool people are off playing Pok√©mon Go. Not us. And, no. We haven’t seen the musical. In fact, before I became obsessed with the soundtrack, I met up with a friend who had … [Read more…]

Sleepaway Camp, Again

J is away at another sleep-away camp, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Camp Pack Forest, and she almost was not permitted to stay there due to my Epic Parenting Fail. I’ll explain. This week of summer camp was coordinated with a few friends. The plan was that the girls would feel a … [Read more…]


Recently our family of four was together when an old friend stopped by. Reunions with old friends can be awkward. Sometimes, after a long absence, you wonder if what knit you together long ago is still there. You wonder if you’ve outgrown each other. If you’re lucky, seeing an old friend feels like the most … [Read more…]