Fran was born, raised, married, and still lives in Mount Kisco, NY. She has four kids, including a teenage daughter and two precious grandsons, whom she babysits a couple of days a week. She also works part-time as an accounting clerk, helps run her husband’s excavation business, and lastly aspires to finish writing her book one day. Despite her crazy, busy schedule, she cooks almost every night for her big family and tries her best to keep up with the dishes! She truly believes spontaneity is the spice of life, and sometimes the very unexpected happens, but it’s usually all for the best. Enjoy her many tales of raising kids over 20 years; what an amazing journey!
Older women friends.

These Are My People

The older I get, the smaller my circle of friends has become. I didn’t see it coming, but I don’t mind it. I think it is a good thing. The days fly by at lightning...
A woman with a cold blowing her nose.

What Has Happened to Our Healthcare System?

Several weeks ago, I had a bad cold with no fever and a lingering cough. I thought it best to get checked out. The only problem was that it was a Saturday afternoon, and...
A woman typing on the computer holding a coffee cup.

My Saved Posts

It is unbelievably insane that this year is more than half over! The passage of time, especially as you get older, seems to go by faster and faster. I’ve reached a point where I...
A teen on her phone.

We Just Don’t Do That!

How have our kids become so disconnected from each other and themselves? First, we need to define kids. In this case, I’m referring to preteens, teenagers, and young adults. And it’s no surprise that this...
A woman speaking with a doctor.

I’m So Proud of Myself This Mother’s Day

A mother, probably more than anyone, is either thinking or proclaiming how proud she is of her children. ALL of the time! She is proud of her kids’ first step, kindergarten graduation, getting a master’s...
Peeling an apple.

The Art of Peeling an Apple

I don’t remember how old I was when I learned to peel and cut up an apple. My husband knew how to, over 40 years ago, probably before we even met. He was always...
A woman standing on a precipice.

A Mom on a Precipice

I am a mom on a precipice. I’ve never felt this way before, but then again, I have never been a mother to adult children, including an 18-year-old (who thinks she’s an adult) and grandmother...
A family working in a vegetable garden.

Growing a Vegetable Garden

As far back as I remember as a child, we always planted a vegetable garden in the spring. I have incredible memories of my dad spending hours turning the soil, then planting tomatoes, cukes,...
A working mom holding a baby.

Part-Time Working Mom: Is It Really a Good Choice?

You live, and you learn. And now that my kids are grown, I can look back and clearly see the mistakes I made over the years while raising them. In the moment, it’s tough to...
A woman walking her dog.

A Little Peace Please!

Spring is fast approaching, and I am still having a hard time accepting and embracing the promise of a new and better year. In 2022, there’s no fresh slate to start with but rather...