I’m in a New York State of Mind

Waxing nostalgic about my one and only trip to New York City in 2012. http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

New York City. The Big Apple. It’s the 15th anniversary of 9/11 — just ten days after we’d gotten married — and I’m waxing nostalgic. I’ve visited New York City only once. It was four years ago in November, just before the big election and I had sort of invited… Continue reading

Two Weeks In and This Summer Already Kicks Ass

The not-so-bummer summer. http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

Fast forward a year, and, dare I say it, in the two weeks since school ended, we haven’t had to go to the hospital emergency room once! Not ONCE! Can I get a high five?

We are totally rocking this summer vacation thing. Continue reading

Summer Boredom Busters: Michaels Passport to Imagination

Michaels Passport to Imagination

Still looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Something that won’t break the bank? Michaels is offering seven weeks of summer crafting fun for kids aged 5-12! From July 7th to August 22nd between 10am and noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Michaels will take kids on a… Continue reading

Summer Boredom Busters: TD Summer Reading Club at Aurora Public Library

Love, love, love this FREE summer program at our local library. The TD Summer Reading Club at the Aurora Public Library began taking registrations June 26th and runs all summer long. They offer fun weekly incentives as the kids complete their reading passport and two different programs are available for the… Continue reading

Summer Boredom Busters: Kids Bowl Free — Canada and USA

Summer Boredom Busters: Kids Bowl Free all Summer Long

But seriously, for a rainy day or a simple boredom buster for four kids? Awesome. And, my kids love bowling, so MOM WIN! Continue reading

Have Kids, Will Travel: Ottawa in 48 hours, easy, affordable and stress-free

When you’re traveling as a family with four kids and meeting friends with three kids of their own, equal parts planning and flexibility are required. We just returned from a whirlwind 48-hour visit to Ottawa. Beyond our accommodations we had a loose itinerary which pretty much got blown to smithereens… Continue reading

Apple-Picking at Applewood Farm and Winery

Those hot, sticky summer days have been replaced by an unmistakable and not-at-all unwelcome crispness in the air. The kids are back in school. Swimsuits and Crocs have been replaced with sweaters and boots. The leaves are slowly turning. Yes! It’s that time of year again! And while I am… Continue reading

Kids, Calendars and (Free) Summer Fun

I looked at my calendar this morning. You know the one. The one that takes up half of the refrigerator? The (insert air quotations) family calendar. You know…this one: And it wasn’t so much the craziness of June that caught my eye, rather it was the thought, “What in Hell’s… Continue reading