We had a lovely spring weekend here in the Boston area – perfect for some overdue work in the backyard play area.Continue Reading
So much media coverage, so many interviews – inspiring stories that make eyes misty.
All day I’ve tried to find words, but words fail me today. But this image that I snapped while watching the runners make their way through Wellesley last year continues to flash in my mind.Continue Reading
Last week my shutterbug pal, Alison, and I once again dumped our kids at school and snuck away for a photo taking adventure – our destination, Boston’s Copley Square and the Boston Public Library.Continue Reading
For once in my life it seems I’m in the right place at the right time! (This may never happen again, so I’m going to savor this bit of luck for a moment . . .)
Spring is finally here in New England, but it’s not just daffodil and hyacinth sprouts popping up all around Boston – doughnuts are too! Boston seems poised to be the epicenter of a doughnut renaissance, and I couldn’t be happier!
Don’t believe me? Here’s some proof to back me up -Continue Reading
Hey fellow ADDers – has anyone ever told you to calm down, chill out, said you’re over-reacting or you’re too darn sensitive?
Yeah, me too.
Remember when you were a kid and you could make a new best friend in an hour at the park or pool.
I love Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Bobslide” ad – “hard to believe they just met yesterday” – it made me smile every time I saw it during the Olympics.
And some lucky folks carry that talent with them into adulthood. I watch them from across a crowded room or at a backyard party and marvel at their ease meeting new people and making small talk.
But for many ADDers making and maintaining friendships can be a challenge, a challenge that often leaves us feeling isolated and lonely. Friendships are vitally important to our health and happiness, but when you struggle to remember names or worry you’ll say the wrong thing, it often feels safer to just stand off to the side by yourself.Continue Reading
Dashing through CVS last week with Brody in tow, grabbing a few essentials – vitamins, toothbrushes and shaving cream for the Handsome Husband – when Brody stopped dead in his tracks and started pleading for a $2 can of Barbasol.
It’s done, done, DONE!
The Fortuitous Housewife finally has a new look and a new home!
I’ve been blogging for three years, and for two of those years I’ve been talking about, researching and preparing to migrate The Fortuitous Housewife from her original home on Blogger to self-hosted WordPress.
It’s been a long journey – full of questions, struggles, stresses and frustrations – but I’m pleased with where I’ve ended up.
This New Year cleaning resolution tips post is brought to you by Mr. Clean as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post.
Last fall, we decided to ditch the bi-weekly cleaning person – it was an easy cost to cut , and with both of the boys finally in school all day (kindergarten is less than a 1/2 day in our ‘burb!) I would have plenty of time for more chores (yea! BOO!). And, as I wrote in a post last month, the boys had been lobbying for bigger allowances, and the way I see if “you want more bucks you gotta put in a more effort”.
So how does a house cleaning hater manage to keep a semi-clean household? How do I divvy up chores so they all get done fairly well? And how do I make it not too much of a drag for everyone?
Turns out in Weeksworld teamwork and a bit of competition are just the ticket.
Anybody else still feeling like they’re recovering from a Holiday Season Hangover?
My halls are still decked, and I’ve got ZERO motivation to take it all down and pack it all up.Continue Reading