Dreaming of Relaxing Poolside

Relaxing Poolside in a Snuggie  Memorial Day is right around the corner and everything I love about this time of year is coming full throttle. Children are salivating for that first full-bodied splash into the freezing waters of a swimming pool. Actually, any body of water will do, as long as it’s outdoors and not a bathtub. Kids don’t care if the water is only 50 degrees, foul smelling, green and filled with last summer’s bugs and diseases. As soon as the bathing suit is on and the American ... [ Read More ]

Ladies, Even YOU can Have a Midlife Crazy

To Burn In Hell. Grungy female portrait

Go ahead, you know you want to do it I’m a slow bloomer - at least in the midlife crisis department. I could give a rip how old I am, or that I don’t drive a sports car. Why stress over the fact that my abs are donned in a fat parka ready for the first hard freeze? But what I am noticing are scores of women making drastic changes in their lives. They've got a case of Midlife Crazy. Once believing only men went through radical midlife plights, I am now forced to reevaluate my judgmental ways. ... [ Read More ]

Baby Staying Safe in the Summer Sun and Understanding SPF

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Do you miss the sun throughout the winter but in the summer months feel like you should live in a cave to protect your infant’s delicate skin from the sun? You are not alone in your frustration. A cave may not be necessary, but the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says that sun protection should begin in infancy and continue throughout life. However, the AAD warns, “It may only take 15 minutes of midday summer sun to burn a fair-skinned (child).” Dr. Aundria Speropoulos, a pediatrician ... [ Read More ]

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

bright and colorful children toys at poolside (family vacations concept)

So have you crossed over to the other side? To the days of summer? A time when all kids are exhausted from working so hard, that they have morphed into a pile of dirty laundry and returned school art projects. Perhaps you have older children and finals are done. Since these teens lost so much sleep during the last few weeks studying, their nonexistent immune systems have caused them to come down with a case of the plague. Good luck to you all on that. No fun! At my humble abode, we have ... [ Read More ]

How to Have a Tolerable Experience Dining Out with Family

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Happy Friday, Gang! I have a treat for you today. Stacey Gill from the blog, One Funny Motha, is joining the Nurse Mommy Laughs team, and her piece is relatable and pretty darn funny.  Enjoy! (by Stacey Gill) I swore I wouldn’t do it. And then I did. I’ve long detested hand-held video games especially when played at the table in a restaurant. Video gaming and dining are two experiences I never would have put together. Unless, of course, we’re talking about Pac Man (or Ms. Pac Man) and ... [ Read More ]

My Writing Space isn’t a Beauty

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Some writers have a lovely office with a grand antique desk, covered high with mounds of projects, books and well… just crap. Other’s sit at bars in Key West with a notepad and pen in one hand and a drink in the other, all the while chain smoking and finding their inspiration. Yet, I have a lovely office, but it's covered in mounds of crap. So I've found myself a perfect writing space in our quiet living room, lounging in a recliner with a blanket over my legs like an old lady, and depending on ... [ Read More ]