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4 Days in Dublin On A Budget

Where: Dublin, Ireland When: March 2018 How Many Nights: 4 Cost: $1000 Unfortunately or fortunately, I am turning 50. My friends from high school wanted to plan a group trip to celebrate all of us turning 50. As most of you know, I love to plan affordable trips. I had to work within a budget, as […]

5 Tips for Beating the Heat

1. Who is susceptible to Heat Illness? Children under the age of 4 and adults over the age of 65 are at most risk of becoming ill from the heat. Obesity, certain medications, some chronic illnesses and being overdressed all further increase the risk. Today, I’m focusing on kids but the idea is pretty much the same […]

Rosemary Grapefruit Bellini

Ingredients Rosemary Simple Syrup: 1/2 cup sugar 1 small spray fresh rosemary and 4 sprigs for garnish For the Bellini: 3 oz gin 3 oz ruby red grapefruit juice Champagne or Prosecco First make the simple syrup: Add the sugar, 1/2 cup water and the rosemary to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat […]

What You Say to the Ref Matters

What screaming at the ref does not say about you.

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

As a general rule, I think 3 year olds should be locked away for a year. Sure they are cute, but when they snap, they are more frightening than Carrie after the pig blood incident. When my eldest was 3, she was fairly awful, but in a non-specific, 3 year old little beast way. Then, […]

10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at Coney Island This Summer

One of my favorite NYC excursions is a trip to Coney Island. I love the old Brooklyn feel strolling the boardwalk people-wacthing and eating food I’d normally not indulge in like fried oreos and dogs. I love the historic old rides and freakish sideshows. There’s really no place like it. You’ve got to go at least once! […]

A 4th Grader’s Letter to Crazy Parents

Offside is a Facebook page, started by a referee, Brian Barlow, to encourage better sideline sportsmanship. He offered $100 for every video of crazy parents screaming at referees at children’s sporting events. He also posted this heartbreaking and poignant letter from a 4th grader. READ: What Screaming at the Ref Doesn’t Say About You Learn […]

Shop Local @ Chargin Falls Sidewalk Sale

Thursday July 26th – Sunday, July 29th 2018 Don’t miss Chagrin Fall’s Annual Sidewalk Sale in the downtown merchant district!  Rain or shine, you’ll find tons of bargains. Enjoy the sunshine, grab a cone and support local merchants. See you there!
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