Great train journeys my kids have slept through

I think I’m going to start a blog, “Great train journeys my kids have slept through,” because whenever I take them on great train trips of the world, they usually sleep through them. Here they are, sleeping on the Chepe train through Copper Canyon, Mexico in April 2014, one of the most scenic rail rides […]

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, but thanks for asking

Would you take one of these “World’s most dangerous hiking trails?” Not only do I not want to take the trails, looking at these photos makes me a little queasy….. I have to say, though, that my friend Iris did Huayna Picchu when we were at Machu Picchu not that long ago, and it didn’t […]

Birthday gifts for kids whose parents you don’t like

When my son, Cheetah Boy, was little, our friend, Frank, gave him a gift he had ever-so-thoughtfully collected from many visits to garage sales: A used toolbox filled with all sorts of useful items like a hammer, screwdriver, chisel, et al. Frank never had a son, only a daughter. I took one horrified look at […]

Welcome to my website

Hi, kids, here we go. My first post of my first website for the Frumpy Middle-age Mom and the Deals Diva. Welcome and enjoy. I hope we can all have some fun on here, especially me, because it really is all about me. Meanwhile, if you think it’s all about you, feel free to call […]

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