Category Archives: Quirky Musings

The Best Bus Driver–It Takes a Village to Educate a Child


  The first day of Kindergarten is nerve-wracking for most parents, but especially when you’re putting your little one onto a bus for the first time. Not only do you have to worry about whether they will make new friends, keep up with their work, and eat lunch every day, but you have to put…

Happy Birthday to My Game Changer


Bug turned 9 last week. I think this picture speaks volumes about him. He’s a joyous kid who loves new experiences, learning, and exploring the world. He’s my partner in crime, always up for whatever crazy scheme I come up with (as long as it doesn’t involve heights!). October was also my 10th wedding anniversary….

Join Me For #FallFitness at the Microsoft Store

I am being compensated to help support and promote the Microsoft Store #FallFitness event. All opinions are my own. Just in time for the most candy-laden day of the year and, for all intents and purposes, the kickoff to the holiday season, Microsoft is inviting us to start (or continue) getting fit. On October 30,…

The Carnegie Science Center Drama, Girl Scouts, and Girls in STEM


Last week, there was a big brouhaha over a sign at the Carnegie Science Center that listed their scouting classes. After listing nine STEM-tastic activities for the boys (chemistry, engineering, astronomy, robotics), they list one class for the girls. And it’s called “Science with a Sparkle,” focusing on the science behind health and beauty products….

Happy Back to School!


By now, most of us are back to school… I think a few stragglers start this week. I have mixed feelings as the school year begins. I had an especially nice summer with my kids, so it’s a bit hard to go back to early mornings and less time as a family. We’ll just have…

A House Love Affair

An indoor balcony. Crazy!

My love affair with our new home…

Dust Bunnies


It has been quite the saga around here. The whole process of buying/selling a house was incredibly stressful, but we’re here! We’re barely here, but at least I’m not worried about the sale falling through. Now I just have to worry about this:   and this: and… OK, I could go on, but I’ll spare…

Dear Prospective Home Buyer


Perhaps the walls aren’t Pottery Barn Perfect, but…

Pushing Past the Creative Wall


The screen is blank. I’m staring at it, typing a few words, and erasing them again. It’s sort of like writer’s block, but it’s really Me block. In the rush of daily life, I’ve lost touch with myself. It happens every so often, when I have too much going on, or when I don’t get…

The Open Floor Plan is an Extrovert Conspiracy


We’ve been house hunting. Actually, we have an offer in on a house, so I guess we’re further along than that. But this is about something else: the open floor plan. It is oh-so-trendy right now in real estate listings, at least here in Massachusetts, to brag about the “open floor plan.” The idea is…