Expand your horizons

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this weekend? How about a movie and a cupcake? That's what my daughter and I did today and we had a great afternoon. What to see? That was tricky. There is a dearth of family movies to choose from at the moment. Do you like movies … Continue reading Expand your horizons


First pair of glasses, part 1

I got my first pair of (many, many) glasses when I was twelve years old.  I was playing tag in my grandmother's yard (with a friend-who-was-a-boy) and so of course not only was I running around like a nut, I was also distracted.  So first I was chasing Scotty, trying to tag him, and the … Continue reading First pair of glasses, part 1

Wicked good? Not!

I recently visited a popular restaurant in Wells, one that I go to frequently. Usually I go with my husband but this time I was with  my daughter. We went there on Saturday. My twelve-year-old picked the restaurant and was excited to be going out for lunch with her mom. My preference is always to … Continue reading Wicked good? Not!

Not wasting my vacation

I think that it's very important to get out of your rut--I mean, routine--on your vacation week. This is especially challenging, of course, if you are taking (yet another) staycation. Having part of your time off fall during the holidays can make it a little easier to break out...as in the  "Hel-lo? What day is … Continue reading Not wasting my vacation

Angels and the creative process

Instead of writing my blog post and examiner.com article and more NaNoWriMo words yesterday afternoon (and well into the evening...), I helped my tween daughter with her project for school. The assignment was to make a collage that showcased the following: Your career aspirations Your interests Your talents Something else that I can't remember (*midlife … Continue reading Angels and the creative process

Pennies from heaven

Ever heard that our loved ones that have died sometimes come back to visit and when they do, they often leave clues for us that they are/have been here? There's even a poem written about it! Well, this week I've found pennies on the floor in my house unexpectedly on three separate occasions. It reminded … Continue reading Pennies from heaven

Vacation week (continued, day 2)

Saturday (Day 2) was a full day.  Yoga in the morning at Windsong Yoga with my favorite yoga teacher Kristen. Then stopped in at Fetch'n Fun for their fundraiser for The Lucky Pup Rescue. Then my daughter and I picked up her friend Madi for a tween day. Library first (the girls did a scavenger … Continue reading Vacation week (continued, day 2)

Somethin’ Sweet Bakery in Sanford

Maybe it's Sunday afternoon and 86 degrees and the last thing in the world you want to do is hang around the house with your cranky kids, since you yourself are very cranky. Here's an idea: throw...er, put the kids in the car and drive over to Somethin' Sweet Bakery, 883 Main Street Suite 1 … Continue reading Somethin’ Sweet Bakery in Sanford

Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Avenue Q opened up the season at the Ogunquit Playhouse this year. The show is sort of a perversion of Sesame Street that is funny as hell and certainly worth seeing. The night we went was during one of the Bruins' Playoff games (season ticket holders have only limited say over what night the tickets … Continue reading Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Change of life

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that phrase? I'm betting that it will have something to do with a midlife woman navigating the perimenopausal years. It certainly always did for me. Now that I'm in the thick of it, however, I'm realizing that this phrase has multiple layers of meaning … Continue reading Change of life