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Catching Up Over Coffee – July 2017

If we were friends in real life, we could meet up over coffee and catch up about what is going on in our lives.  But like me, you are probably busy with work, kids, and a house to manage. Meeting for coffee is just another thing we don’t have time to fit in our schedules. So I created a monthly series of virtual coffee dates.  I’ll fill you in on what’s happened since we last met, then you can share something with me in the comments. If we were catching up over coffee, this is what I would tell you… Last Saturday, I flew home from Italy. This Saturday, I leave for a week-long cruise in the Bahamas.  By the time I get back from the cruise, it will be Sophia’s 11th birthday!  Basically the month of July is a jumble of packing, traveling, switching time zones and laundry. Work Trip At the beginning of July, I had no idea that…

It’s officially summer!!!  No more waking the kids up by 6:30 AM for school. I successfully negotiated the summer bedtime (10 PM on weekdays and 11 PM on weekends). Over the weekend, we visited our local library for the Summer Reading Kickoff party and loaded up on books. Taped to the outside of the…