The Last Disconnected Summer

Kenwood Evergreen Waterfront

Why 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 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 continuously from Continue Reading

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 Africa.  (You can read Continue Reading