10 Reasons to Love Detours

I love getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible. I want to reach my destination on the quickest route with no lolly-gagging allowed. However, this past weekend my husband accompanied me to a writer’s conference in North Carolina. As I took this trip I was fraught with purpose and determined to […]

10 Ways to Feel Like a Kid Again

The end of summer is nearing. Soon we will leave behind outdoor dining, the squeals of children playing in the pool and the feeling of freedom we enjoy just like when we were kids enjoying everything summer had to throw at us. Firefly nights will soon fade into crisp campfire nights and green will give […]

10 Ways to have Your Best Beach Day

1.   Go with friends For years I’ve hauled my kids and their friends to the beach, but Moms need a buddy too. When heading to the beach don’t forget to invite a friend. Chatting on the sand, braving the water and watching the kids frolic is so much more fun with a fellow mom and […]

Blueberry Memories

Summer calls for children to be found outside playing. Today I will share with you an equally important ingredient in a child’s life, torturous physical labor.  By torturous let me explain my son’s idea of torture. Blueberry picking day for us comes but one day a year.  Somewhere around the 4th of July each summer, […]

Enrich your Summer Vacation

We are finally free from the grip of winter. Summer, the long dreamed of season, has arrived. School books are tossed on the shelf, as lawn chairs call our names. Summer always brings the hope of freedom from the required; not only for school weary children, but also Moms are ready for a break. Before […]

Adventure and Glamour in a New Give-away!

Rain that never quit, a car sick dog, howling wolves, these are only a few of the experiences that camping has blessed me with. Finding a puddle to wash out the sleeping bag that was christened by my car sick dog is not one of my fondest memories, although recalling my brother-in-law nearly burning down […]

Make Time for Adventure and the View

I pulled out my book, ready to indulge my love for Europe but my eyes couldn’t stay on the page. The scenery before me was intoxicating. As I gazed at the red, orange and pink spires reaching into a vibrant blue sky, I was overwhelmed. The sound of water dancing over the rocks and the […]

Take Time for Adventure

Pirates seeking gold, Hobbits, dwarves and Wizards, a southern boy on his raft all have something in common. They love adventure. As children, we longed for adventure. We loved to hear the stories of knights clad in shining armor slaying the dragon and saving the countryside. Young children would dream of becoming fire fighters or […]