Missing Kid

My kiddo’s been gone for 2 days.  She’s just 20 min down the street at my parents’ house, but it’s still not here.  I’m not one of those parents who needs to spend every waking moment with their child.  In fact, I welcome the break and know she loves her time at the g’rents….. but […]

I Can’t

I’m supposed to be writing about home improvement today, but I haven’t improved much of anything …anywhere. I feel like I’m in a medically induced numbness in this house.  I leave and, for the most part, I experience life differently than I do when I’m here.  I’m alert, active, calm, happy, energetic.  I come home […]


TWENTY years ago today, J.K. Rowling released her debut novel and found “a world that <she> had lived in alone was suddenly open to others”.   Just three short years ago, I couldn’t have told you a thing about Harry Potter other than he was a wizard boy with a popular series Mandy and I […]

I’m An Open Bill

This weekend I finally confronted some fears and opened the giant stack of bills I had been turning a blind eye to.  It was pretty amazing how quickly the stress melted away once I put a ‘known’ to the unknown.  It was no longer this giant looming scary blackhole, but exact numbers and due dates […]

Downward Fish

Today I tried SUP Yoga for the first time.  SUP = Stand Up Paddling if you haven’t picked up on that from my previous posts.  I barely do yoga on land, so moving it to a floating board on the water was a fun challenge.  The core and focus it takes to not fall off […]

For The Kids

So even though my plans for paddleboarding were canceled today, I did get a chance to have some fun on the dance floor.  Every year, my boss and I lead a master class for DC Dance Factory’s Summer Intensives program.  It’s always a blast because these kids WANT to be there and LOVE to dance […]