Archive for the ‘ Health ’ Category

So I’ve Abandoned Facebook

Enjoying My Unplanned Absence I’ve been on Facebook since the early days, and I’ve always sort of sneered at people who make the big proclamation that they’ve abandoned Facebook, only to see them return a few weeks later. I’ve read the articles about how it puts unrealistic expectations on people to show only their perfect […] Read More

Best Travel Foods

My Personal Guide to Deliciousness Let’s talk about the best travel foods. I went into our epic road trip with a few select meals in mind. I knew that I wanted to celebrate my birthday with cannelloni at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, DC, and again in the Philadelphia area with the amazing chicken parmesan […] Read More

Lessons Learned Through Travel

The Home Stretch I’ve always said that the lessons learned through travel are different from the ones you learn at home. As we enter the home stretch on our epic East Coast tour, I thought I’d share a few. Let it go. When you travel, you’re at the mercy of others. Flight delayed? Let it […] Read More

The Road Trip

Working From the Road For years I’ve said the same thing: “I can work from anywhere. Let’s take a road trip.” Except another year passes and here I sit, doing the same thing in the same place. I mean, let’s face it: my husband can’t just up and leave the office for a while, and he […] Read More

Unexpected Compliment

Say Something Nice I got the most unexpected and lovely compliment last week. Every Wednesday morning, The Assistant’s school has a late start to accommodate weekly teacher meetings. This is great for us. We sleep in a bit, take our time getting ready, and then go out for breakfast. We have a local brunch place that’s […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The End of School

The Rules Go Out the Window I have a school clothing rule: no logos or characters on shirts, and no basketball shorts. I don’t see any reason for elementary school kids to be walking billboards for brands, or for them to look like they just rolled out of the gym. Once Memorial Day hits, all […] Read More

Being Busy

Staying Grounded When Things Get Crazy I really hate it when you ask someone how they’re doing and they reply, “busy.” We’re all busy. It’s not a competition. And yet… In the past couple of months I ran an election campaign and got elected to the board of directors. I finished a nine-course Coursera certification. […] Read More

Books I’ve Been Reading

An Array of Reading Material I have to confess that I read nothing for months. When we were living in the hotel, I simply didn’t have the attention span to actually sit down and read something start to finish. But starting at the end of last year, I finally got my groove back. A good book […] Read More

Personal Style

Subtle or Bold? Figuring Out My Style With everything that’s happened in the past year, I feel like I’ve aged a decade in a matter of months. In the past, my freckles and pale skin kept me looking younger than my age. Not anymore. My skin looks dull. My hair is grayer than ever. Everything […] Read More

I Drink Water

Don’t Give Me That Look, Server   As you know, we’ve been eating out a lot in the last three months. And I see a lot of this. “Hi, I’m Travis and I’ll be taking care of you today. Can I get you something to drink?” “Water with lemon, please.” “Just water?” <Travis gives me a […] Read More