“It’s Groundhog Day, again….”

Break Out of That Seasonal Rut Groundhog Day, the movie starring Bill Murray, has always been one of my favorite movies of all time. In the film, Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, is a bit of a self-centered jerk in the beginning, to say the least. The TV weatherman inexplicably finds himself reliving the same […]

Five Ways to Brighten Up Gray Winter Days

It’s January, and another holiday season is behind us. The time has come to un-deck the halls and embrace what comes next: a cold, gray, gloomy Mid-Atlantic winter! Indeed, January is a tough month for a lot of people. In fact, January 24 is actually officially known as “the most depressing day of the year.” […]

Want To Make Your Home Ready For Holiday Guests? Use These 5 Pro Tips!

Many annual holiday traditions are fun and enjoyable, like swapping presents. However, some of them are not, such as cleaning up before having holiday guests. Nearly everyone finds holiday cleaning to be stressful, and a few surveys even show that half of all Americans find this more stressful than anything else about the holidays, including […]

Time for Change

When we change the calendar at the end of this month, we’ll not only be changing over to a new year—we’ll be entering a new decade. I, for one, am pretty psyched about this new decade. For one thing, I’m looking forward to being able to call it “the 20s.” I have a son who […]

How Messy Is Your Car Right Now?

A couple months ago, our family was down one car for a few days and I had to “borrow” “my son’s car.” (I use both terms loosely, because, hello—whose name do you think is on the title to that car? Hint: not my son’s.) After my son “graciously” handed over the keys, I opened the […]