This has been an ongoing debate between me and my friends.  It seems that people feel strongly one way or another.  I get that times are changing and etiquette is falling by the wayside.   I do not expect to receive a thank you note after my child brings a gift to a party, but I […]


Easy Tips To Baby-Proof Your Home

by Emma W.R. on February 17, 2016

Baby proofing your home might seem like a difficult task, but it truly is not with some simple planning! We all want our little loved ones to be safe; here are some easy tips to baby-proof your home. Secure all televisions/large electronic devices Who doesn’t have a flat screen TV these days? We are placing […]


Every year, almost all of our husbands stand in the aisle of the local CVS and a rush of panic warms over them. Which card should they pick and what should it say? Underlining the words does not count fellas. They need to remind us of the days when we were romantic. Sweet words meant […]


Valentine’s Day Travel Destinations

by Emma W.R. on February 3, 2016

Valentine’s Day is a time to rejuvenate your love story.  Whether you just take one night, mini vacation or a true vacation to ignite the fire of your relationship, the time is now.  I have some great Valentine’s Day travel destination. San Francisco is the perfect place to stroll hand in hand. Walk around the […]


Super Bowl Sunday Recipes

by Emma W.R. on January 27, 2016



I have always been a hugger so when I heard about National Hugging Day, I was all in!  On January 21, 1986, Kevin Zabomey created National Hugging Day because he felt that people do not show enough public affection.  It doesn’t matter what type of hugger you are – bear hugger, heart to heart hugger, […]


Just because you are stuck inside this winter doesn’t mean you have to be miserable.  I figure I have two options.  Listen to the kids complain and fight with each other, or make the best of a bad situation.  Obviously, there is no choice.  Make the best of the situation. Something I always enjoyed when […]


Bucket List – 10 things to do before you grow up

by Emma W.R. on January 6, 2016

Age is just a number, as the old saying goes. I’m older than eighteen, but I never feel that way in my head. And, if my body is cooperating, sometimes I even feel like a kid! We all have things we wish we’d have done before… before marriage, before kids and playdates, before business trips […]


New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

by Emma W.R. on December 30, 2015

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  I have always loved this holiday.  From when I was a little kid, I found this to be one of the best holidays of the year.  My mom had the best New Year’s Eve party ideas that made us feel included in the more of an adult […]


Throwing a Christmas Party While on a Budget

by Emma W.R. on December 22, 2015

With the holidays approaching, it is time to start planning your yearly Christmas party.  This year, my finances are not really cooperating so it was time to work on throwing another fantastic party while on a budget. Starting right at the beginning with invitations, I knew this would be easy way to cut costs.  I […]