A 24-Hour YouTube Challenge. Sister to Sister.

If I said I was Hip to Everything YouTube, You’d Know that was a Load of Bunk. I’m Not.  Of Course.  Yes it’s True. But I Do Try to Listen to the Teen Babble.  And YouTube is High on the List. I Understand YouTubers Do 24-Hour Challenges and Live to Video the Tale. 24-Hours in […]

Kids and Hospital Magic. It’s Really There.

Everyone Knows Hospitals are Scary.  For Kids.  For Parents.  For Families. Hospitals Know This Best. I Have Watched, from a Ring-Side Seat, How Hospitals Work Tirelessly to Conquer these Fears. With the Goal to Get Everyone Healthy and Home. In a Team Approach to Healing.   Miss Doodle is back in the Hospital.  An Emergency […]

A Short Tale of a Long Journey

Kids in the Hospital. A Story We’ve Been in the Throes of for Over a Year. We’re Almost Done.   That’s What All Bets are Riding On.     This was One More Test to Be Double Triple Sure that the Final Hospital Stay Will be the Final One. A Standard Test. Short and Sweet.  […]

The Zing and Zang of School Uniforms

Should Schools Require Uniforms?   This Pressing Question, Will NOT Be Addressed Here Today.  Another Day, Perhaps. But Not Today. At this School (K – 8) Uniforms are Mandatory.  It’s a Charter School.     When You Select the School.  You Must Follow the Rules of the School. Not that I Worship Rules.  But in […]

It’s Not Always About the Food…

Raising Teen Girls. Volumes have been Written.  Analyzed.  Dissected. Through the Centuries, Teens are the Pinnacle of Parenting Woes.     But In All the Writings, Communication is Key. Talking Openly.  Lovingly.  Safely.     Today With Everyone Flying in All Directions, Finding a Captive Teen Audience is Vital. Conversations Over a Meal is Working […]

A YouTube Summer Tale. Hold the Swim Goggles.

Summer and Reading. I know, It Doesn’t Quite have the Same Ring as Summer and Swimming(!)     Or Summer and Slushies(!)     But Somehow We Needed to Glamorize Reading for Miss Doodle 2. Help Her Get Past Her Aversion to Reading. And in My Mind, Summer was the Opportunity to Do Just That. […]

Once Upon a Time in Brooklinen. A Mystery Solved.

A Long Time Ago.  In a Place Far, Far Away. A Princess Lived and Worked.  Loved and Had Fun.     Her Home was in an Antique Brownstone in Brooklyn.     The Princess and her Brownstone were filled with Light and Laughter.     The Princess Was Very Much at Home in Brooklyn.   […]

Lunch Can Be Magical. If You Know Where to Look.

Summer 2018 is Spiraling Down.  Fast. Our High Schooler is Back in School.  This is an Impact Year for Her Future Goals. Our Mid-Schooler has One More Week.  Still Time to Find Lunch Time Adventures with Mom. And So Little Miss and I Ventured Out at Lunch. Downtown.  In the Ghastly Heat. To See What […]

Finally. Thankfully. Air Travel Done Right!

Thank You JetBlue and JFK. You are Our Saving Grace for Extended Layover Air Travel. Here’s the Poop on This Fabulous Discovery.     For Our Latest Jaunt to Florida, We Had Credit on JetBlue and It Only Made Sense to Use the Credit.     One Problem…JetBlue has ONE Flight from Albuquerque. A Midnight […]

Quintessential Old Florida…Stop the Car!

With the Overwhelming Rise of American Super Highways… the Ticky Tackiness of Summer Vacation Road Trips are Relegated to Nostalgic Memories.     Why Take the Slow-Down-Through-Every-Little-Town Route, When You Can Speed Up a Super Highway Like I-75 to Get Where You Need to Be?     Because You Would Miss a Treasured Spot Like […]