This post is made possible with support from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, part of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All opinions are my own. With four kids in our family, we’ve discovered that some are savers and others, spenders — and the tendency starts very, very young. For the most part, the kids […]


November 29, 2021

This is One Teen Milestone We Really Loved

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cottonelle. After a week filled with laundry and soccer practices and work and the kids’ school events, it’s hard to believe that just last Saturday, I was having one of the best days EVER at the Kentucky Derby. I’m so grateful that Cottonelle gave me the opportunity […]


May 9, 2014

Thinking of Going to the Derby? Here Are My Tips.

The Kentucky Derby is a full on assault to the senses. Fueled by mint juleps and money, it is a massive see-and-be-seen swirl of outlandish hats, colorful dresses, and a sea of seersucker. I knew my first-ever Derby would be an experience to remember. I had no idea it would be one of the best […]


May 5, 2014

A Dreamy Day at the Derby

This post was sponsored by Cottonelle. This Saturday, I’m going to the Kentucky Derby. I can’t believe it either. Cottonelle is a sponsor of the big event and I will be a Cottonelle Correspondent. That means I have the tough job of hanging out with celebrities in the Cottonelle Clean Room, where Derby VIPs can […]


April 30, 2014

Derby Bound!

Life is definitely busier around here than it used to be… but the last several years spent home with my kids have helped me to keep everything in perspective. I’m working harder at my career than I have since before I had children, but I still consider my job as a mom to be a […]

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February 23, 2012

Together Counts. Seriously.

Staying active is a priority for me. As the primary caretaker of two small children, I need to have the energy to do my job well. But with all the demands on my time, it’s hard to carve out an hour each day for exercise. I’ve attacked this problem by making an effort to go […]


July 19, 2011

Get Active and Win a $100 VISA Gift Card!

Overnight, it seems, my seven-year-old daughter has become wired. What started innocently with and has morphed into an obsession with and, where she connects with friends and chats with strangers. (She can only communicate with pre-selected phrases, but STILL. COMMUNICATION WITH STRANGERS. OMG.) Just the other day, Punky even told me […]


July 18, 2011

Win a $100 VISA Gift Card

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about fun kid photos and the stories behind them. Enter Plum’s “Babies for Yum Caption Contest” on Facebook and you could win a $100 gift card or Plum goodies. One beautiful summer evening, we packed up a basket of food  and headed to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens for […]

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July 14, 2011

Summer Magic

If I’m completely honest, I’m not Chuck E. Cheese’s biggest fan. In fact, I could think of many, many ways I’d rather spend an afternoon or evening than trying to convince my son to come out of the plastic mouse maze rigged to the ceiling of the restaurant, or playing another round of whack-a-mole for […]


July 14, 2011

Win a Family Night at Chuck E. Cheese

I have always, always, ALWAYS wanted to have a backyard garden. However, I have a slight problem: I have killed every single plant I have owned. And there’s another small matter:  I hate bugs. Also dirt. And sweating. These things combine to make me rather, erm, gardenally challenged. Which is probably why I have always, […]

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July 12, 2011

How Our Garden Grows