Finding love in the little Pamet House in the woods

We were the first to arrive at the little Pamet House in the woods. A Sunday afternoon in late July, we drove along winding roads of Cape Cod to reach Truro. My parents wanted to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren by living as beach bums for a week this summer. … Continue reading Finding love in the little Pamet House in the woods

Welcome to vacation. How Maui help you?

More than a year ago, my mother-in-law proclaimed that she had always dreamed of taking her children and grandchildren on a trip to Hawaii. She visited there before and wanted to share the beauty of the islands with all of us. It was an exciting thought, but one that seemed years in the future. I … Continue reading Welcome to vacation. How Maui help you?

Why I Haven’t Blogged Lately

It's been weeks since I have consistently posted. Summer appears to be the demise of my creativity, not because my brain is on vacation, but because our family schedule dramatically changes. Gone are the quiet mornings sipping coffee in my pajamas after everyone leaves for work or school. They are replaced with mad dashes to … Continue reading Why I Haven’t Blogged Lately

This summer I will plan nothing

Summer seems to plan itself, especially now that the kids are older. Once school is out, our days will be filled with swim practice, soccer practice, gymnastics practice and family vacations. These are all fun and enjoyable activities, but they do consume most of the summer, leaving very little time left for truly lazy days. … Continue reading This summer I will plan nothing

Vacation Without Leaving Home, Priceless

I hate traveling. The sorting, organizing, planning, packing and cleaning required to even walk out the door makes me insanely anxious. And how in the hell am I supposed to get the entire contents of my bathroom to fit in one clear, quart-sized,  zip-lock bag? I loath unloading everything in my carry-on, stripping off  jewelry … Continue reading Vacation Without Leaving Home, Priceless