Scuba Diving, Depression, and Memories

A week ago my son and I returned from Roatan, Honduras on another one of our Mom/Son scuba diving trips. We travel with a company called Family Divers who host weeks throughout the year where families come together worldwide to scuba dive with their children. Most of the kids are new to diving, though there are […]

The Truth About Vacationing with Kids

The evolution of a vacationing with my kids goes something like this…. The week prior to departure I am busy creating piles all over my dining room table. I make lists upon lists, and buy enough snacks to feed an army…or two kids on a five hour flight. Cameras are charged, backup batteries are charged, and electronic […]

Missed My Flight, But Got My Wings from the Angels

The last two months have been filled with a lot of pain and sorrow for me and my family. On March 17th my father passed away after an extended illness. Somehow knowing his death was imminent helped me when his time came to pass. I thought I had said all my goodbyes, cried all my tears, and […]

Scuba Diving in Roatan, Honduras with my Autistic Son

Scuba diving was never on my bucket list of things to do in life. I never pined to swim below the water surface and explore reefs, or experience sea creatures of varying sizes. However, it was my son’s obsession and when he turned ten-years-old I reluctantly signed up to learn how to scuba dive with him. […]

Flying Second Class When You’re a First Class Kinda Guy

Recently we spent eight days in Costa Rica. I learned a very important thing on this trip, that I have somehow blocked out or just plain disregarded on all our other family trips that have involved airplanes… My husband is an airplane snob. The hubs travels a lot for work and as a result he is […]

When I Lost My Car at the Airport

My job required constant travel around the country and you would think by now I would have traveling down. But you would be wrong. I’m running late, as usual, because I had one too many at dinner the night before with my fiancé and his best friend. His friend was visiting for the weekend and […]

How to Make your Home Look Clean

I could probably be a whole lot better at keeping my house clean, most people can. The fact of the matter is that cleaning sucks, and I got a bazillion things I would rather do than scrub my kid’s pee off the toilet seat for the millionth time. As a result, I have been known […]

Thanksgiving Conversations with My Mother

This year for Thanksgiving The Hubs and I are dividing and conquering family fun. It will be the first time in 15 years we do not spend a holiday together. He is from Detroit and I am from NJ. The Hubs is headed to the Motor City to enjoy the NFL game with our son and […]

Trapped in Hell at 20,000 Feet

Today’s guest blogger is Stacey Gustafson. I had the honor of meeting Stacey at the Erma Bombeck Conference this past year. Stacey was foolish enough to take a ride in my ultra cool mom mobile, the minivan, to attend an event at a local library. Who knew there would be two libraries in one town?! Eventually […]

A Few Tips for Traveling

Dear Fellow Air Travelers, I thought I would pen you a letter in case you have lived under a rock for the last decade. Things have changed in the air travel industry. There are less seats on planes because the air carriers have realized that flying a plane at capacity is financially prudent. So please […]

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