The Big Day Is Finally Here!

No, not my birthday-that is Thursday, silly. Which means you totally have time to get a present overnighted at this point.

I meant- It’s moving day…

Having a blog is a lot like having a party at your house. Except you never know when someone is going to drop in. Which means you sort of have to keep it ready for guests at anytime.

And just like your house, after a while the walls need a fresh coat of paint, the weeds need to be pulled and it probably wouldn’t hurt to clear out some of those junk drawers.

Can you believe I have been blogging now for 5 years? What started out as a way to update family has certainly taken me on a roller coaster ride in that time. That metaphor is totally intended by the way.

Sure, I have been playing around online creating, running, selling sites for the last 12 years as I went about my merry way but my little blog? Pretty much always been my quiet space to just write and talk about the kids.

But a funny thing happened in all those years. My kiddos sort of grew up. My youngest will be a teen very soon and my oldest, driving. And remember how mortified you were by the fact that your parents dared to breathe as a teenager? Well, multiple that by about 1 million times and you may have an idea of how embarrassing it is to have all of this history online about them. I am assured I am quite literally ruining their lives…and apparently I am a little creepy too?

Mom Off Track New LogoSo, dear friends, we are packing up and moving on. No, not just me….you too! The boys are mortified that 1000’s of strangers know that they like their names spelled out in tater tots and that they were completely satisfied that I got rid of all the monsters under their bed by using lavender air freshener. What they don’t realize is that you are not strangers at all. You’re my friends from all over the world. You’re not creepy stalker people AT ALL! Well, not all of you anyway.

So, grab a box—and not just a light one—we have people to see and things to do, and there is something fun already waiting for you! *sounds creepishly like Dr. Seuss, doesn’t it?* Whatever. Get yourself on over to Mom Off Track and check out the new digs with fabulous graphics done by Chris Bird. While you are there, sign up for the new feed and please ‘like Mom Off Track’ on Facebook.  Mom Off Track has a mobile version too! See you soon!

Haunted History & Bucket Lists

Just FYI that I am back on my genealogy kick. Don’t know why. Just am. Roll with it, k?

I love haunted houses. House histories and ghost stories are the stuff sweet dreams are made of. So, imagine my excitement when I found the house of my great-grandfather 7 TIMES removed is in the National Registry and tours are offered!!! The Van Wickle House is preserved in an area called “The Meadows” in Somerset, NJ . It’s a modest Dutch farmhouse but, O M G! The house is available with many of the belongings to tour???

Freaking cool, huh?

Even more cool?

It’s been reported in several places as being haunted with 5 spirits-him and his wife are the most prevalent of the 5!

OK, I am about to pee my pants now, or go book airline tickets. Someone hold me back. Or offer me a place to stay if you’re near there.

This tops my 2011 Bucket List….what’s on yours?

WHY Do People Keep Calling Barb a SnowMama?

Park City Mountain Resort Snowmamas Rock!Answers for my poor confused friends as to why people keep referring to their sun worshiping friend Barb as a “SnowMama” exist here. It’s amazing the depths mothers will go to for their children. I am a SnowMama and more than proud of it!

Disclaimer: I am compensated in a variety of incredible ways to participate as a Snowmama. However, I truly believe PCMR and NAC rock or I wouldn’t bring my family there!