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  Personally, I am not an amusement parker. I visit them, under duress, to please my thrill seeking family. I don’t like crowds, I don’t do heat, I hate being overcharged for random trinkets, and standing in line makes my back sore. Despite all that, I usually wind up having a blast in between bouts of screaming in real fear for my life and moments of feeling like I may truly barf up every single piece of the delectable funnel cake I devoured for lunch. Because dang it, I love funnel cake. And seeing my kids laugh uproariously at my…

Living Life In The Front Row!

  At this very moment, which row are YOU living your life in? Let me clarify as you ponder. You may recognize the photo below. It’s been circling around Facebook for eons. The caption reads: “How Do you live  your life? Are you in the first row or the third?” I’m such a fan of this pic. Indulge me for a moment and take a long look at it. Clearly no one’s partying in the third row. Which begs the question: In the grand scheme of life, where would you say you currently sit? Or better yet, where would you like to sit?…

Get ready for warm weather with cute spring shoes!

  Nothing says I haven’t updated my spring wardrobe like wearing knee high boots in May. I know, they’re adorable, and comfy, and you love them long time, but the time has come to put them away until at least September. I’m all for breaking fashion rules, but this is one your lovely spring dresses and I are both begging you to adhere to. What to wear instead? Oh, the options! Cute spring shoes for under $40! Block heels: They are way easier to walk in than those stilettos some people still rock. Now that a thicker heel is back…

5 Reasons Why Being A Modern Role Model For Your Child Is Complicated

  People who know me say I’m relaxed and laid-back. I’d agree…for the most part. I have a no-nonsense approach to life, and a lot of what I say and do is based on practicality. “Does this make sense?” I ask myself often. “Yes? Okay, self. Proceed.” Sometimes, though, it’s harder for me to sort through practicality when it comes to making decisions that set an example of feminism (or perhaps not) for my kids. This is especially true for my daughter, but also for my son. I mean, when’s the last time you spent six months contemplating what does and doesn’t…

  On my most recent visit to Washington DC, I paid to spend an evening with five other people locked in a room under surveillance. No, it was not part of some crazy mid-life crisis scenario. (Mind out of the gutter, folks.) It was Escape Room DC. You. Must. Try. This. It is like nothing you’ve ever done before. Escape Room DC is the latest in a growing trend of places around the globe locking up civilians and forcing them to figure our how to escape their rooms. In a nutshell, these are fully-immersive live games in which small groups of people are given a series…