The Last Disconnected Summer

rainbowWhy an admitted tech addict mourns the loss of her kids’ tech free summers.


Every summer, for the past six years, my kids have been disconnected from the digital world for seven weeks straight while they swim and bike and canoe and do every land sport imaginable at sleepaway camp. But this summer is their last at camp, and likely, the last time in their lives they will be 100% technology free.

They love it.  In six years, I’ve never once heard either of my children complain that they miss their phones, or computers, or video consoles.  They love camp unreservedly.  Their camp friends are their closest friends. Camp – despite, or maybe because of the lack of technology – is where they feel most connected, most at ease with their friendships and community.

They haven’t even come home yet, and already I’m mourning their freedom from constant connection.Continue Reading

9 Tips for Broadway Theatre Goers

  A few years ago I published a version of this post about what NOT to do when seeing a Broadway Show.  Evidently, not enough people saw it, as this past week saw one audience member JUMP ONTO THE STAGE (!) to plug in his cell phone at Hand To God, and another text so […]

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Family Volunteer Vacation: The Prequel


How I decided to take my family on a family volunteer trip to a Holler in West Virginia to celebrate my birthday. If you’ve ever read anything on my blog, you know this is the year I’m turning 50.  For my husband’s 50th, a few years ago, we went on a family trip to South […]

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It’s Not Too Late for Holiday Cards


This post is sponsored by Minted I know, I know.  You’re thinking:  what?  It’s not too late for Holiday Cards?  Is she nuts? Well, maybe.  But not because of that.  It’s not too late for holiday cards because there’s always another holiday!  Forgot to send out ChristKwanHan cards?  No worries.  Send a little love for […]

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