A Driving Itinerary for an Epic New England Road Trip (Including Hotel Recommendations)

Let's be honest. No one is boarding a plane for paradise anytime soon. So when can we travel safely again? It is hard to predict, but I am hopeful that some travel will return this summer and fall. As to where to vacation in 2021, I think that a New England Road Trip is a … Continue reading A Driving Itinerary for an Epic New England Road Trip (Including Hotel Recommendations)

Pandemic Winter: Time Outdoors at Mount Auburn Cemetery

A couple of weeks ago my soccer-loving husband had a small knee operation. It was the third time on the same knee-very much a weekend warrior injury! The surgery was scheduled at Cambridge's Mount Auburn Hospital for 7 AM and I needed to be reasonably nearby to get him at discharge. Hours of unscheduled time? … Continue reading Pandemic Winter: Time Outdoors at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Back-to-School 2020: Virtual Preschool Is An Option

It is fall in New England and the beginning of the school year. But this back- to -school season is anything but routine. With the pandemic, it's hard to predict what may happen when the schools open. Parents everywhere are pondering their options. When it comes to the youngest students, some parents of preschoolers favor … Continue reading Back-to-School 2020: Virtual Preschool Is An Option

Vacationing During Coronavirus: Should You? Can You?

Yes, we are all living through a historic pandemic.  But after 3 months of staying-at-home/working-from-home, my husband and I were in need of a break. We were sick of our house. So  I planned a "safe-cation", a two-night socially distanced get-away. But where to go? Some place close- ideally, within Massachusetts. Our state's Covid-19 cases … Continue reading Vacationing During Coronavirus: Should You? Can You?

Coronavirus Update: Home All Day

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has ordered everyone to stay home.  Whoo hoo! I'm a homebody anyway; writing , walking,  baking, reading, gardening. The best things in my life happen here. Not so much for my husband; a university professor who is suddenly working from home and adapting his lectures to … Continue reading Coronavirus Update: Home All Day