“Dogust,” Part 2

Since the sweltering days of August are often referred to as the dog days, some have come to call it “Dogust.” In a previous post, “Dogust,” Part 1, I asked where the phrase, “the dog days of August” came from? Some theorists argue that it began with the ancient Greeks. But others say it began … More “Dogust,” Part 2

“Dogust” Part 1

You’ve heard of the “Dog Days of August,” right? The warm sultry days of August have led some to change the month’s name to “Dogust.” To make these days more enjoyable I’ve listed below some of my favorite National Holidays. I hope you find some to enjoy or at least amuse you. National Holidays for … More “Dogust” Part 1

Pool Photo Fun

Want to add a little extra fun to your trip to the neighborhood pool or the hotel pool? Get cool pool photos as the kids get into the water. The key to these photos is to keep pushing the camera button over and over until you have about five pictures. Almost every time you will … More Pool Photo Fun

Did You Play Today?

When it comes to play, Dads are the best! I love the featured photo above. A biodegradable umbrella–shade from the sun for the father’s son. The playfulness between them makes me smile. Moments like these lighten uncomfortable days. They turn hot rides home from school into cool memories. Notice the father’s hand placed on his … More Did You Play Today?

Bone Biopsy

On Friday while I was trying to come out of the medicine they gave me during my bone biopsy, I heard the nurse in charge say, “Breathe.” I tried. Really I did. But I fell back into lah-lah land. “Breathe deeper!” she said. “You’re not breathing deep enough.” I think I fell asleep again. “Sing,” … More Bone Biopsy