The Trouble with Wubble

Wubble Bubble Ball review

If you’re a Trekkie, you’ll probably get the reference to the post title. It comes from the infamous episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” Tribbles were cute, furry little ball-like creatures that quickly took over the Enterprise wreaking havoc on the food supply and generally annoying the Klingons. They were cute, but troublesome. Much like the Tribbles, […]

Field Trip Friday: A world of Hard Rock, Discovery, and very colorful parking

Field Trip Friday Port DIscovery

It start with a Living Social deal posted by my friend Cara. Super discounted tickets to the local children’s museum, Port Discovery, in downtown Baltimore or a greatly reduced membership rate. In the back of my mind, I heard Evan last summer ask repeatedly to go to Port Discovery, which we did. A few times. […]

5 Sports for Kids Who Don’t Like Sports

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If video games were a sport, I’m pretty sure my 7 year old son would already be on a varsity team somewhere being eyed up by major colleges in preparation for a career in the big leagues. But alas, video gaming is not really considered a sport. And I can’t base my retirement on my […]

Field Trip Friday: Sharks, jellies, and an unforgettable moment in history


In case you missed last week’s post, I’m attempting to have a field trip (re: adventure) with my son every week this summer. Work is important. And I still work. But I’m learning to rearrange my schedule and work smarter so that I can spend more time with Evan guilt-free. Last week, I wrote about […]

A Chance for You to See How Awesome Roku Can Be #NGKInsider {Giveaway}

Life Without Cable

We gave up cable TV over two years ago. I never thought I’d be able to do it. In fact, I was adamantly against it. It wasn’t that I watched a ridiculous amount of TV. The truth is that I spend way more time on my laptop than I do staring at a TV screen. […]

Field Trip Friday: Disney, Philly, and a most unfortunate ending

Field Trip Friday - Philly Style

Last summer, the week before school was to start, I realized that I hadn’t spent much quality time with Evan at all. He spent his time playing outside or with me at the pool. But the days just blended into one another. Don’t get me wrong. That’s one of the joys of summertime. You don’t have […]

How Leaky Batteries Became Taboo at My House

Battery Leakage

We had lovely evening plan for New Year’s Eve last year. Lovely for a suburban family of three, that is. No partying all night or spending extravagant amounts of money on downtown celebrations. Nope. We were opting for a steak dinner on the grill at our neighbors’ house. They also have a family of three […]

How Quitting Therapy Helped Me Heal

Why I Quit Therapy

Therapy always seemed like a good idea to me. Perhaps it was because I grew up in the era of The Bob Newhart Show and thought the idea of laying on a black couch answering questions about myself sounded fun. I’ve always liked quizzes and have always been extremely competitive so I was sure that […]

Lessons My Son Learned At Tuckerton Seaport


At seven years old, I’m starting to realize my son is spoiled. I don’t mean in a disciplinary way. He has manners and is generally polite. He also has a lot of stuff but let’s face it – that’s the plight of the only child. When I say “spoiled,” I’m realizing that he hasn’t been exposed […]

Thar Be Pirates and Camping This Weekend!


My family has a long history with pirates. Not in the genealogical sense, mind you. But our history goes all the way back to 2008 when my son Evan was almost two years old. He was old enough to really start to embrace the concept of Halloween but not old enough to worry about picking […]

Get Your Kids Singing This Summer

Best Musical Movies for Kids

Is there nothing cuter than a singing kid? Imagine my surprise when Evan brought home a note from his music teacher suggesting he try out for a local children’s choir. My first thoughts were… My kid can sing? Yay! followed quickly by Wait. I’ve HEARD him sing. He’s not really children’s choir material. It’s true. […]