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Finding Joy During Quarantine

Finding Joy During Quarantine

When Things Don’t Go As Planned I’ll bet you have big plans for 2020. I do! With one kid graduating from college and another from high school, we plan to celebrate BIG time. Now that we’re amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however, my high school senior might not get to...
Adventures in Puglia

Adventures in Puglia

First row:  View looking out of a cave in Matera; (skeletons) At the purgatory church in Monopoli; The Lecce Cathedral; Second row: Caffe Leccese, a classic summertime drink in Lecce; 12th-century mosaic tile floor in Otranto Cathedral; Third row: Domenico...
The Healthy Living Game

The Healthy Living Game

Every game starts with rules. I thought I’d be a rockstar mom and play a new board game with my son. He’d received it as a gift, and it had both Mensa and Parent award stickers on it (a guarantee of goodness, surely). We looked at the rules and started to...
Put yourself first to feel amazing!

Put yourself first to feel amazing!

Bye-bye lazy days of summer The kids are back in school and I’ve finally got time for me.  I’m ready to get into a solid routine for fall.  How about you?  For years, I’d get excited at the start of the school year and commit to too many volunteer...
Why You Should Detox

Why You Should Detox

Holiday Weight Gain Sucks I stepped on the scale a few days after the new year started…and realized I’d gained 5lbs.  I knew I’d been eating and drinking with abandon in a “sure, give me another sugar cookie” kind of way, but my jeans didn’t feel...