My Friend Heather

The first time I met Heather (aka Housewife Heather) is a memory that always makes me laugh. It was spring of 2010 and I joined my friend Beth Ann and her friend (Heather) for a walk along the bike path where Beth lived. Jackson was about 6 months old and I was still out of shape. Nevertheless, I had packed up my BOB jogging stroller to join them on their walk. After we walked for an eternity … [Read more...]

Sitting for Belle #sit4belle

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably heard me talk about a fellow Rhody Blogger's daughter, Belle Bradley. Belle is the beautiful 2 and a half year old daughter of our friend Melissa. Three days after Christmas last year, Belle was diagnosed with Leukemia. If you'd like to read her story in her own Mom's words, read it here but be ready to shed some tears. This is beautiful … [Read more...]

We got our sillies out at YO GABBA GABBA LIVE!

yo gabba gabba

Jackson is still dancing, 4 hours after the show ended. We saw Yo Gabba Gabba Live in Boston at the Orpheum Theater today and simply put: had a BLAST. As soon as the kids saw DJ Lance Rock come on stage, they were dancing in the aisles (or in Sidney's case, in my lap). We happened to sit behind my friend Kameron from and our kids became fast friends. Jackson had a new … [Read more...]

What’s in a Name?

My Rhody Blogger friend, Carla, over at had a fun writing prompt this week about names and I decided to join in on the fun: Prompt #1: How did you get your name? Did you always love it? Have you ever wanted to change it? I'm lucky enough to have my Mom sitting next to me for this first prompt. Apparently, she chose my name because I was the wrong sex and she needed to come up … [Read more...]

Summer Memories: Stumpy the Seagull

no leg seagull

My friend Carla, over at All of Me Now, is hosting this week's Rhody Blogger blog hop. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Rhody Bloggers are linking up honoring and celebrating the beautiful beaches of Rhode Island. We’re each sharing a cherished memory of an Ocean State beach. You’ll find links to a wonderful collection of beach memories at the end of this post. I grew up on a beach in Florida and … [Read more...]