Less Travel, More Depth

I’ve made reference a few times in this blog to our life altering events at the end of 2015. Some of the wonderful that has come out of that experience has been has been new, more fulfilling jobs for both my husband and I and a new house. Some of the changes that they bring…

The Loss of Baby Gear

I was walking through Target recently, engaging in my second favorite activity,  retail therapy when I wandered into the baby section.  As I walked up and down the aisles I came to a stark and sudden realization – there was nothing I needed to buy.  I briefly noticed it on our last trip.  The amount…

Why Delta Needs to Empower Its Agents

I admit, I booked my flight in haste.  Under normal circumstances, I’d never book a 36 minute connection.  But I was greiving, flying to a funeral, and I needed to get home and back, so I didn’t pay close attention to the flight details. Once in New Jersey,  I called Delta concerned about the short…

The Trip You Never Want To Take

As I write this, I’m in an airport,  waiting to board my flight back east.  I bought my tickets yesterday,  knowing this day would come but never wanting to believe it. Some regular readers may have noticed comments from On Beyond Cancer.  She regularly followed me and I followed her.  But what you may not…

My Last Free School Year

This year, as everyone gets ready to go back to school,  our household also went out and bought new lunchboxes, backpacks, and other supplies.  My son this summer made the transition from his pre-school classroom to a Kindergarten – Prep classroom,  where he will spend the next year gaining the skills he needs to go…

2 on 1 – Mama Flies Cross Country Solo

It was the dreaded 5:30 pm flight to the East Coast.  But this time my husband is already there.  After 1 week without him, I was more than ready to give up my single parenting duties.  But to do that, I had one more challenge.  A 5:30 pm solo cross country flight required serious logistics and…

My Expensive Little 2 Year Old

4th of July this year promises to be epic.  My cousin is having a huge pig roast to celebrate her oldest daughter graduating high school and going to college.  Her parents, sister and her family, and brother are all coming in from Honduras to celebrate.  My mom’s sister, her kids, and her kids’ family decided…

Accidents While Traveling

My kids are quite active and have had their fair share of bumps and bruises. But until this trip the kids have managed to steer clear of bad injuries on the road. Notice I said until this trip. Exactly one day after arriving in NJ, and after a fun play date with a friend and…

A New Impromptu Trip

Is there anything more exciting than planning a new trip?  Especially one you didn’t expect to make? As readers of my blog know, I occasionally travel to Boston for work. I have a partially packed trip coming up that is going to necessitate me to be in Boston for the full work week.  This means,…