Tag: life hacks

Do you drink red or white with motherhood?

This is a re-post from a couple of years ago, but living with my four adult and almost-adult children for the last two months in lockdown, I had a couple of thoughts to add. Before Covid-19, I always thought the goal of raising kids was to help them learn to live on their own. I realized it is just as important that at the … Read More Do you drink red or white with motherhood?

How not to get ready for a trip to Paris

I’m taking my two daughters who are in college to France over their spring break and, while unbelievably exciting, the stress is mounting. My high-school aged daughters are staying home with my husband and whatever extraordinary circumstances that could crop off for school and life, of course, have materialized.   Here are my tips to avoid burnout before ever reaching the City of Lights… … Read More How not to get ready for a trip to Paris

Be Like Wine

Last week, I was horrified by the hellish images of flames ravaging California and checked the status updates of wine country Instagrammers like teenagers tracking their Insta likes. My heart sunk as they shared their worries and photos of the encroaching fire and smoke, and yet, in the midst of the fear and fire, there were posts of residents helping both neighbors and strangers. … Read More Be Like Wine

Warning: Homemaking while drinking

If I love anything more than drinking wine and homemaking, it is scouring Pinterest and the downloading the self-help section of Amazon while drinking wine. I’m seduced the images of laundry rooms and pantries sanitized of any evidence of commercial containers, mesmerized by the thousands of pins about minimalism (ironic, right?), flabbergasted by all the frugal and crazy, I mean clever, ways to save … Read More Warning: Homemaking while drinking