Category Archives: A Blast from the Past

PNC Arts Center: Rock Legends Chicago & The Doobie Brothers

Last evening my husband Mike and I attended a concert at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. We hadn’t been to a concert there since, I kid you not, college. Guess what? PNC Arts Center hasn’t changed a bit: … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Fan Boat Rides in the Florida Everglades Are Epic!

On a fan boat. With my husband. In the Florida Everglades. 2009. Read more here about one of my Top Ten things to do.

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Throwback Thursday: Our Son Max

Call me a terrible mother. Max was ten weeks old the first time I left him alone. I had to pee and didn’t want to carry 10+ pounds of baby up the stairs to the bathroom with me. I left him … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: My Life on the Sliding Board

I didn’t know the rush of a roller coaster or the jarring speed of the merry mixer until I was a teen. When I was young, I had sliding boards. They were exciting. The taller and faster they were, the better … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: High School Graduation

It’s June and high school across the United States are prepping for graduation. How far along the well-trod path to graduation is your senior?  …  studying then taking final exams, standing in line for a cap and gown fitting, cleaning a year’s … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: High School Prom

It’s time for high school Prom. Three years ago our daughter Tory and her three besties were prepping for their big night. The process sure was different from mine back in the day. Tory wanted a prom dress that was … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Car of My Dreams

My first car was a 1967 Chevy Malibu. It came complete with its own beach in the back seat. The guy I bought it from took a quick trip to the Jersey Shore before he dropped it off. That Chevy ran like a … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Growing Up in Coal Country

I was born in Western Pennsylvania. I was a coal country kid, born and bred. In the photo above, I’m sitting on the back steps of our rental home in Miller Shaft. I got to play outside every nice day while my … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Mullets in the 1980s

My favorite decade? The 1980s! My favorite hairstyle of all time? The mullet, as seen below! And yes, mullets could be pretty! Back in the ’80s mullets were cutting edge hairdos, people. All kinds of iterations existed; we were only limited by … Continue reading

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Does a Middle-Aged Mom Know What Grammar School Kids Need?

For more than 20 years I have been raising my children. And I think (okay, hope), if you asked them, that my kids Max and Tory would say they benefitted from their Mom’s single-minded focus. I marched to their very … Continue reading

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