As we enter the dog days of summer, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially with the recent spate of record-breaking high temperatures. But let’s face it–while drinking water is the easiest and most efficient way to stay hydrated, it’s also the most boring. Short of drinking your water from a cool reusable bottle or cleverly-designed … Continue reading
It’s a late post, but it’s still Friday in some locations, so here comes the Five on Friday for this week: “Summer Indulgences” (or “Five Things That I’m Obsessed With at the Moment”) Drinking iced coffee. Hazelnut-flavored “brew over ice” K-Cups, to be specific. I’ve got the technique down: Brew it hot on the 8-oz. setting … Continue reading
Apologies for the…um, hiatus that we (by we, I mean I) took from the Friday Five. But it’s back! This week’s post was partially inspired by Lynn’s manifesto, as well as by some articles that I’ve written about entertaining kids during the summer. Sure, it’s easy for me to just throw a list of tips out there. However, I’m actually experiencing a … Continue reading
This is a cross post from my other blog here. Come visit! Just for fun, here are five things you might not have known about Memorial Day, to be celebrated this year on Monday, May 28th. 1.) The first Memorial Day was in 1865 and honored those who died in the Civil War. It was originally called Decoration Day, because people decorated soldiers’ grave … Continue reading
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. I don’t know about you, but I always associated osteoporosis with frail old ladies who didn’t get enough calcium when they were younger. The fact is everyone is at risk for developing osteoporosis–young or old, male or female. And some people are more prone to osteoporosis than … Continue reading
Cross-posted from Katie’s A to Z Challenge post L is for Lemons. Most people know that lemons have a lot of great uses, like keeping produce from turning brown and being a natural option for cleaning, deodorizing and sanitizing, but I was looking for some that people might not have heard before. Lemons are relatively … Continue reading
In keeping with the A-to-Z Blog Challenge, today’s “F” is for our weekly “Five on Friday”. This week, it’s our five favorite writing books for established and aspiring writers alike. Bird by Bird. This classic memoir on writing by Anne Lamott must be on every writer’s bookshelf. It’s inspirational, self-deprecating, and provides not only a loose … Continue reading
Today’s Five on Friday list will be short and sweet because, honestly, I have a lot to do today. In addition to my usual Friday tasks–writing, running errands, driving my kid to and from school, etc.–I’m preparing to take part in the A to Z Blog Challenge. Last I checked, there were 1,400 bloggers signed … Continue reading
For me, the weeks seem to fly by, and I’m happy to slow down a bit on Saturday and Sunday. I’m fortunate in that I can follow a “traditional” (Monday-Friday) workweek, I guess, and I’ve been trying to slow down and be more present in the moment. Here are just a few things that I … Continue reading
We’ve all had jobs: jobs we love, jobs we hate, some in between. My original idea for today’s Five on Friday was something completely different, but I read another blogger’s post about all of the jobs that she’s had in her life, and I started thinking back on some of my more interesting occupations. So … Continue reading
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