Entertainment, Travel

Ocean City, New Jersey for Those with Short Attention Spans

Ocean City, New Jersey is the place to go if you want the all-American boardwalk experience without the bars, casinos, and Jersey Shore look-alikes. OCNJ is aptly nicknamed “America’s Greatest Family Resort”. It is located in South Jersey just an hour and a half from Philadelphia. This makes it popular with vacationers and day trippers… Continue reading Ocean City, New Jersey for Those with Short Attention Spans

Parenting

Seven Surprisingly Awesome Things about Being a Mom

This is shaping up to be one of those weeks where my new obsession is not of my choosing. It’s track season for my son which means that it’s track season for me. The meet this week is on Wednesday instead of Saturday which is good because it is Mother’s Day weekend. Not that I’m… Continue reading Seven Surprisingly Awesome Things about Being a Mom

Health and Fitness

Four Ways for Busy Adults to Stay in Shape

Staying in shape becomes exponentially more difficult with each year that we put between ourselves and our school days. Free time decreases as adult responsibilities increase. To top it off, our metabolism slows right around the time that many people choose to start a family. I was never skinny growing up. I wasn’t exactly fat… Continue reading Four Ways for Busy Adults to Stay in Shape

Home and Garden

A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening Terminology

I hope that my blog hasn’t fooled you into thinking that I am a gardening expert. (If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed the lack of foliage around our house.) When I moved out of the city fourteen years ago I knew next to nothing about gardening. I don't know much more… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening Terminology

Home and Garden

Where to Find Extra Compost Materials

Spring has finally arrived in the mid-Atlantic states (sort of). The timing and weather haven’t worked out for planting flower beds yet. This means that my obsession with spring is focused on composting. When I started composting, I imagined myself skipping out to the compost bin each day. I had a big bucket full of… Continue reading Where to Find Extra Compost Materials

Entertainment

My Newest Literary Obsessions: Compounding, Bad Plants, and the Good Death

My one and only lifelong obsession has been with reading. I’ve consumed more nonfiction than I can remember. Case in point: my brother-in-law recently loaned me his copy of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. I was more than sixty pages in before I began to suspect that I may have already read the book. A… Continue reading My Newest Literary Obsessions: Compounding, Bad Plants, and the Good Death

Home and Garden

Plug In Your Lawn: How to Plant Grass Plugs in Eight Simple Steps

Most of us in the Mid-Atlantic States have long been ready for spring. Mother Nature dumped storm after storm on us this winter and continued her shenanigans into spring. I’m determined to ignore her and go about pretending that spring is progressing as usual. This determination (obsession) led me to try to harvest a batch… Continue reading Plug In Your Lawn: How to Plant Grass Plugs in Eight Simple Steps

Home and Garden

Seven Things That I Learned in My First Seven Months of Composting

Composting has been my on-again-off-again obsession since I received a compost tumbler for my birthday last summer. I say on-again-off-again because I have spent most of that time waiting for the pile to decompose. Composting is the perfect hobby for me in this way because I can’t obsess over it so much that I lose… Continue reading Seven Things That I Learned in My First Seven Months of Composting

Websites & Apps

Blog Promotion on Social Media: If You Write It…They May Not Come

My last job was as a Data Analyst and it suited me in the sense that I enjoy gathering and analyzing information. It’s my go-to skill when I am obsessing about a problem. My problem right now is that my blog isn't getting enough traffic for my liking. My strategy for tackling this problem was… Continue reading Blog Promotion on Social Media: If You Write It…They May Not Come

Parenting

The Comedy and Tragedy of Being a Theater Parent

As parents we don’t always get to choose our own obsessions. One of my favorite parts of parenthood is being taken along for the ride on my son’s activities. This currently includes musical theater. He began musical theater with a role as the Dodo Bird in a school production of Alice in Wonderland Junior when… Continue reading The Comedy and Tragedy of Being a Theater Parent