The Perfect Vacation and Naptime to Boot by Melissa Swedoski


Summer has descended in all its verdant glory. Yeah, not so much. It's already 90 degrees and looks like it's going to stay that way for the foreseeable future. I don't mind winter. I recognize that winter in Texas doesn't mean the same thing to my comrades in the northern states, ...

My Happy Time of the Year by Margaret Hart


There are 21 days until the first day of spring, on March 20th—not that I'm counting! After having been sick for nearly two weeks with one of the worst upper respiratory infections in recent years, I am SO ready for warmer weather, sunshine, birds chirping outside my office window, leafed-out trees, and ...

Summertime by Robin Gorman Newman


When I was a kid, I recall going to day camp one summer.  Otherwise, I hung out with my friends, played tennis, squash, roller skated, biked around the neighborhood and in the park, etc. Kids these days are so scheduled. My son goes to Shibley Day Camp.  He's gone there for a ...

My Crazy Summer — Part 2 by Margaret Hart


I've been absent from my blog for the past couple of weeks in part due to what I wrote about in my last blog, "My Crazy Summer." My mother and sister arrived at my house on June 30th, and my sister had total knee replacement surgery on July 9th. She's currently ...

Going to the Dogs: Part 2 – Review by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


Pets love nothing more than to spend quality time with their owners. Now that summer is here, it is a good time to spend some quality time with your dog! We received quite a few fun products that help pets and their owners make the most of playtime, anytime! Many interactive toys can ...