Category: Weekends

Update on the summer fun list: My “tri” day and Ocean Grove

Every summer, I make a list of fun things I hope to do during the warmer months. These are activities that will make me feel like I had a good, full summer. In some cases, summer won't feel like summer if I skip them. We are approaching the halfway mark on summer (well, sort of. We don't start school until after Labor Day around here, so we have a good 8 weeks to go). I de… read more »

Vacation and relaxation

It is a summer tradition that publications cajole overworked, harried readers to take a vacation. We need to relax! American readers in particular learn that we tend not to take all the vacation days we are entitled to, which causes much annual consternation. I do agree that it is good to get away from normal life and see different things. I enjoy my vacations a… read more »

Hitting a triple

I posted my summer fun list last week. This weekend was mostly a good one -- in part because I completed two items, and made major progress on a third. On Friday night I took my husband out for a birthday dinner at one of our favorite haunts, Cerise (the chef was recently on a show with Bobby Flay!). It's a BYOB establishment, so we decided to bring one of the good bott… read more »

7 ways to keep kid activities from taking over your life (or at least your weekends)

One unsung upside of having four children is that almost no one tells me "Just you wait!" anymore. Back when I "only" had two, and they were young, and I was first writing about time management, I got a fair amount of just-you-wait mail pointing out that I had not yet experienced the madness of kid activities. Once that started I would see that life really was craz… read more »

Reunions and cousins

We had a full Memorial Day weekend. For me, the weekend started on Thursday when I drove to Princeton for my 15th reunion. Princeton's Reunions culture is unique to the university and it is, um, special. You can go back for your 2nd or 37th reunion and there will be people there from your class. The "majors" (every 5 years) routinely draw close to 50 percent of the… read more »