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Unplugged and Curled-Up in Cocoon of Family Drama, Dog Poop

I love the holidays. It is the one time of year I unplug from the outside world and enjoy my time off from work, routines, my blog, social media, current events, etc. Basically, I create an almost two-week-long cocoon filled with visiting family, food, holiday traditions, food, family drama, food, and end with a really […]

Sometimes Silence is the Scariest Sound

The children were squealing in delight as they arrived at our beach rental home, which included an in-ground swimming pool in the backyard. Four families with 10 children combined had waited for this day since booking the vacation home nearly six months ago (read Vacationing Family Style). We didn’t realize that within 10 minutes of arriving, we would […]

Vacationing Family Style

Four couples, ten children, sand, surf, a pool, and competitive corn hole at midnight. This is our vacation with friends at the Outer Banks. For three years now, we have been renting a house in Nags Head, NC for a week of fun in the sun with the kids by day and grown-up games by […]