On this Memorial Day Weekend, we honor our veterans for their fierce and unwavering service to our country. We also celebrate the arrival of Summer, and all that it brings like hot days at the beach, steaks sizzling on the grill, and a healthy list of must-read titles to entertain and delight. So put on … Continue reading Coming Soon To A Beach Near You!
This time of year always has mothers stressed out about sending their oldest child off to college. We’ve all read articles about the pain and suffering of packing up our first born with way too much stuff (the extra set of twin XL sheets they’ll never use, the cleaning products that will still have an … Continue reading Bursting With Pride….But Pennies In Our Pockets
I have a bucket list. Right now, it’s probably eight pages long. That’s because life interferes and all the things that we mean to do or want to do get pushed to the end of the priority list. This year, in particular, real life took over my schedule, leaving very little time for a bucket. … Continue reading There’s A Giraffe On My Bucket List
Cooler temps and colorful foliage can only mean one thing: Fall is upon us. We're ready! This season is chock full of wonderful events and book signings to help you find that perfect, 'curl up with a good book,' read, or a thoughtful Holiday Gift Set for the readers on your holiday shopping list. Check … Continue reading Catch Us If You Can!
According to some, summer is over. How do they know? Maybe it's seeing the fleets of yellow school buses filled with precious cargo traveling the roads again; or maybe, it's the sad sight of local pool clubs locking their doors against the threatening chill of Fall, and worse still, winter snow. But if you listen … Continue reading What We Did On Our Summer Vacation
Kenny Chesney once cautioned in song, 'Don't blink, you just might miss your babies growing,' and was he ever right. In a few short weeks, both Leigh and I will bear witness to our respective sons' graduations from college, and their entry into the 'real world.' We are proud and happy for them, to be sure, … Continue reading Don’t Blink
'In like a lion, out like a lamb,' is a familiar idiom used to describe the weather of March. But we prefer to think of it this way: March is Winter's bouncer, effectively melting away the last vestiges of snow and ice, and Spring's escort to the garden party filled with beautiful flower blossoms and … Continue reading Badass Women of March
On February 10, 1957, the Little House on the Prairie went dark, forever, marking the passing of its creator and beloved author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Twelve years later, at the age of five, and on the brink of becoming an avid reader, I moved to Europe with my family. We spent six wonderful years in … Continue reading Growing up With Little House
February is National Heart Month, 28 days (29 in a Leap Year), dedicated to promoting and keeping our hearts healthy. Nestled beneath a fortress-like rib cage, we protect our most important organ like a precious Valentine, but sadly, our hearts are not always safe. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U. … Continue reading Heart To Heart
ARIA's signature event, the Authors' Expo will be here before you know it, Saturday, December 5th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Lincoln Mall in Lincoln, RI. More than 100 local authors, including headliners Claudine Pepin, John Land, and Thomas Cobb will be part of this book bonanza extraordinaire. And, if that's not enough to get … Continue reading The Exciting Road to Authors’ Expo 2015: Day 30