What I’m Into Lately: July 2014

I went MIA for almost month and though I posted a lot of scheduled stuff while I was gone so as not to make this space feel all naked and abandoned, I’m still feeling a little out of the loop. My RSS feed is nearly caught up, my email is checked and I’m slowly working my way through writing about our travels (not to mention the piles … Continue reading What I’m Into Lately: July 2014

tbt: Niagara Falls Then and Now

What a difference 5 years makes! Niagara Falls in the early summer of 2009 / and again in July 2014! The last time we were here, MM was three years old and I was still seven months pregnant with little BB! Hard to believe how much MM has grown in just 5 years and how surreal it seems to imagine having ever been a mother … Continue reading tbt: Niagara Falls Then and Now

Road Trip Diary: Ohio and New York

Maumee Bay State Park, Closed Bridges, Camping in the Rain, Niagara Falls, Love Songs for Coffee, New Backpacks and Changing Plans. When we embarked on this trip, I was still fairly certain we were crazy. Despite months of planning and a binder full of maps, itineraries, meal plans and more – I was pretty concerned that we were in over our head and attempting too … Continue reading Road Trip Diary: Ohio and New York

There’s No Place Like Home: Trust me, I checked.

You may not have noticed, but I’ve been gone for 3 1/2 weeks. We spent most of July embarking on an Epic Road Trip up and down the East Coast, visiting Massachusetts, Pennsyvlania, Washington DC, Florida, Kentucky and back to Wisconsin and everything in between. We spread it all out so that we’d drive for two or three days and then spend time with family … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home: Trust me, I checked.

Music vs. Poetry.

We’d spent the afternoon explaining The Beatles and Yoko Ono to the kids. The casual lecture lingered on throughout dinner to cover peace activism and the Civil Rights Movement because we’re huge nerds who have a hard time staying on topic. We watched Imagine by John Lennon on Youtube, followed by BNL’s You Can Be My Yoko Ono and talked about communism and the Cold War. … Continue reading Music vs. Poetry.

Travel Ideas: Things to Do Outside in Madison, Wisconsin

Are you traveling to Wisconsin this summer and looking for ideas for things to do with the kids? Or perhaps you live here and are all about the staycation this year? I’m implementing a new feature on my blog: I decided to start a travel category for anyone looking for ideas for family vacations, staycations and anything in between. Check out the Travel Page for photographs, reviews and … Continue reading Travel Ideas: Things to Do Outside in Madison, Wisconsin