Hard Life Lessons Learned This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week started out like any other holiday weekend, with excitement for the upcoming holidays and travels. On Monday during the day I was making mental packing and to do lists while working, thinking about prepping for the long weekend ahead. Then I looked at my phone and saw my mom’s number. Thinking nothing of…

Thanksgiving in the Desert

“I’m going to be done with trial right around Thanksgiving and I want to go on a vacation. I’m thinking of getting a big house near Joshua Tree. Want to join us?” She showed me the house on Airbnb. Right in the heart of Palm Desert, four bedrooms. Sleeps 12. TVs in every room. Two…

Sacramento Train Museum

When Grandpa visited our new home, we wanted to do something fun for the kids and for Grandpa. Grandpa is a history buff and a long time railroad man (working for the commuter rail in New Jersey his whole career). My kids are avid Thomas fans, the trains still come out to play on a…

Car Camping Adventures

Last summer my son’s pre-school class did a two week long module on camping.  They read books about it, pretended to cook over a campfire, and ended with a “camp out” durning nap time where they told stories around imaginary fires and slept in sleeping bags. It was adorable. Until my son started asking me…