Because the Well-Being of My Children is More Important than Math I tend to get caught up in my To-Do list. Before I know it, days, usually weeks, go by before I realize our routine was so rigid, the playful spirit had been snuffed out of my children. I once read an article about a nurse who would ask the elderly, at the end of life, what they regretted most. They regretted time not spent with loved ones. They regretted missed opportunities and unrepaired relationships. One d
They had me at Butter Sampler. When planning a trip to Magnolia Table, it is best to call at least three weeks ahead to make a reservation. If you are like me and do not realize that fact until the night before, do not fret. My daughter and I hopped in line at 8 A.M. and only had an hour wait. We visited in June 2021, and it was HOT! We took our buzzer to the air-conditioned car and waited for our turn to be seated. First, let me say the building, landscaping, and decor are b
Running your son's friends over with a giant boulder. What do you do when you are an 80s kid and your son cannot think of a theme for his 8th birthday party? You convince him that an Indiana Jones party will be epic! He bought it and my husband and I got to work. As a kid, when I got the question of what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always, "Indiana Jones."Not much has changed. I knew I wanted to use elements from the first three movies for the party. I began
Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge. I would love to tell you I wanted a photo taken of me standing on the edge of this cliff at Bald Rock because of the spectacular views. I could even tell you that, on this particular day, I was feeling especially confident because of my clumsy skills having taken a vacation of their own. In reality, I wanted to look like a brave explorer. Also, if you stand with one knee bent and a hand on your hip, you are supposed to look thinner.