The Mighty Chia

05.10.22 05:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
The Mighty Chia




In an effort to overhaul my current diet I have been doing some research on healthier options for breakfast and snacks throughout the day. I'm just not a "shake" person. Purely liquid diets do nothing for me personally and I'm not actually looking to diet... I'm just looking to eat in a he...

What Do Working Moms Want Most?

05.03.22 05:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
What Do Working Moms Want Most?

As much as I want to say chocolate and red wine, I know this may not be the most popular answer.........


According to a poll by Forbes Magazine, working moms want 3 things:


1) Flexibility:


This was 70% of the vote in this poll. Not all careers have the ability to function completely remote, but when we...

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Working Moms

04.27.22 04:43 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Top 10 Gift Ideas for Working Moms

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Working Moms

 

Every year as Mother’s Day approaches, my daughter asks me what I want or need. Her love is all...

How not to be "The Helicopter Mom"

04.25.22 07:36 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
How not to be "The Helicopter Mom"

As the mom of two college kids, I can tell you this thought NEVER crossed my mind! For most, when kids go off to college, it's the first time they will live away from home. This is a major transition for both parent and child. While it can be a difficult adjustment at first, it is also a very exciti...

It's Opening Day!

04.08.22 07:26 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
It's Opening Day!

Spring is here...and with that comes much anticipated nicer weather, the desire to be outdoors and baseball season. I will admit I am not a huge professional sports fan, but I do have a special connection to this team...keep reading to learn more. If you are a Philadelphia sports fan, there is somet...

Châteauneuf-du-Pape: The Regal from Rhône

04.05.22 03:51 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: The Regal from Rhône


Châteauneuf-du-Pape 

Pronounced: shah toe nuf-dew-pahp 



Below is a map of southern Rhône. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the southern Rhône’s most exclusive appellation: 


The name Châteauneuf-du-Pape literally means the “New castle of the Pope“. During the 14th Century, the city of Avignon,...

Chenin Blanc, My New Obsession

03.29.22 05:04 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Chenin Blanc, My New Obsession

I've always been more of a red wine drinker, especially in the winter and fall, but I think as I study more wines from around the world, my palate has definitely grown. I have always appreciated Champagne, Prosecco, and Chardonnay (my favorites of all time being Far Niente and Château Montelena Char...

Chenin Blanc, My New Obsession

04.06.21 06:10 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)

I've always been more of a red wine drinker, especially in the winter and fall, but I think as I study more wines from around the world, my palate has definitely grown. I have always appreciated Champagne, Prosecco, and Chardonnay (my favorites of all time being Far Niente and Château Montelena Char...

Beaujolais: The Festive Cousin of Pinot Noir

03.23.22 05:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Beaujolais: The Festive Cousin of Pinot Noir


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Gamay..... sounds like something you would shout as you win a round of some game.... but it's actually a grape varietal, and sometimes a great one at that. Gamay was originally planted just outs...

Top 5 Questions NOT to Ask a Working Mom

03.22.22 05:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Top 5 Questions NOT to Ask a Working Mom


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We all have those moments when the passive aggressive police come out and try to get under your skin. Remember: passive-aggressive behavior is driven by the feeling of being powerless. Don't feed into it because it will only encourage their behavior. It gives them what they want—to fe...

Sports Moms

03.15.22 05:15 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Sports Moms



Having played sports myself, I am proud my daughter is an athlete. Living in a digital world has certainly contributed to the obesity epidemic. Kids just don’t want to go outside and play anymore. It’s all about the Tik Toks, Fort Knight, and YouTube videos. Not only have there been lower extremity ...

Raise Kind Humans

03.13.22 02:47 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Raise Kind Humans

Where do people go astray? As parents our goal should be to raise good people. Is it our fault when that doesn't happen? Can we take credit for it when it does? I think in many cases, the answer is yes, at least in part. The environment in which a child is raised has many contributing f...

Cabernet Franc: The Under-Appreciated Genetic Parent to Cabernet Sauvignon 

03.08.22 07:27 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Cabernet Franc: The Under-Appreciated Genetic Parent to Cabernet Sauvignon 

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Cabernet franc has historically been grown to mix with cabernet sauvignon and merlot in a typical Bordeaux style, but there are many producers who are bottling this wine all alone....

So who’s your daddy? ..... Sometime around the 17th century in southern France, cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc go...

Organizing your Work Day

03.04.22 06:30 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Organizing your Work Day


Working moms, no matter where they are, could always use help in lowering stress and anxiety.  There are many studies out there that conclude the more organized you are, the less stressed our days will be. That being said, why not plan to have our days a little more ma...

Pinot Noir "The Heartbreak Grape"

02.22.22 06:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Pinot Noir "The Heartbreak Grape"

As we now have a greater following, I thought I would re-circulate some of my prior wine education blogs.  Hopefully you can enjoy learning about the amazing world of wine, as I have all these years. I'm currently studying for the Certified Sommelier Examination (The 2nd exam) administered by t...

Waving Through A Window

02.19.22 08:02 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Waving Through A Window

Winner of 6 Tony awards including best musical in 2017, Dear Evan Hansen took Broadway by storm when it opened. It came on the scene on the coattails of the phenomenon that was (and still is) the 2016 Tony award winner,  Hamilton. Whether you are a fan of Broadway or not, I think this...

Easing Back to Work After Maternity Leave

02.15.22 06:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Easing Back to Work After Maternity Leave




Deciding to go back to work after maternity leave can be downright nerve wracking. Some moms may decide to stay at home and others will decide to go back to work, either because, financially they don't have a choice, or they don't want to give up the career they spent the first part of their li...

Education, Inspiration & Mentors

02.12.22 05:36 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Education, Inspiration & Mentors


I will never forget how important it was to my parents that my brother and I receive the best education possible. To be a parent is to want the best for your child in every way, and you hope that you will be able to provide for them so that they can have even better opportunities than you did. You s...

Girl Drama and Bullies

02.08.22 05:09 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Girl Drama and Bullies




……It’s so painful. As I watch my daughter and hear of her friends going through the rollercoaster of emotions with girlfriends, it brings back my own childhood memories...

35 million of us 

02.06.22 06:13 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
35 million of us 

Do we as working moms have the same opportunities as males in the work force or even as females who don't have kids? I guess it depends on who you ask. Many employers have concerns about women with children or even women without children who will likely decide to have them in the future. There are c...

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