Back to School Pandemic Prep

I am fairly certain that “raising your child in a pandemic” was not in any baby book I read when I was getting ready to have kids.  With school approaching, I’ve found myself in a mental quandary (like everyone else).  Usually around now I’m excitedly printing out those back to school supply lists but this year is a whole different type of prep. I’ve debated … Continue reading Back to School Pandemic Prep

The Staycation: Fantasy vs Reality

For Valentine’s Day  I decide to surprise Matthew with a one night staycation at Universal’s Royal Pacific Hotel.  Matthew was going to be out of town for Valentine’s Day and it’s rare that I can surprise him like this – but I realized we had some unused travel points and was able to book a night.  We were also lucky enough to have the stars … Continue reading The Staycation: Fantasy vs Reality


Well the holidays are winding down and I’m sure, like you, they were a good mix of festivity, family, and cray cray.  I had such good intentions of catching up here (four different article starts to be exact) but between the Christmas cards, cookie baking, and holiday merriment, life got away with me. Now that I’ve caught a moment to breathe, I’ve been thinking back … Continue reading THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!