The Perfect Side Hustle for Retired Dog Lovers

We have all seen the meme,” I just want to stay home and hang out with my dog”. This is a dream for many who no longer want to partake in the daily grind. Well, hanging out with dogs is exactly what I do, and I get paid for it. How to get started… AContinue reading “The Perfect Side Hustle for Retired Dog Lovers”

Where are all the Vegan and Plant-Based Options?

I recently changed my diet again. I’ve done almost every diet you can think of- Keto, South Beach, Scarsdale, Slim Fast etcetera etcetera, but I think I finally found the right diet for me. I’m currently following a whole food plant-based diet (WFPD). A WFPD is a way of life, not a fad diet. OnContinue reading “Where are all the Vegan and Plant-Based Options?”

How was your 15 Days to Slow the Spread?

How was your 15 days to slow the spread? Overall, I feel like mine really wasn’t that bad… I tend to be resilient and able to shed stress pretty easily. As I wrote in So It’s The Laughter We Will Remember, I tend to look on the bright side. In the beginning…. When the 15Continue reading “How was your 15 Days to Slow the Spread?”

What Kind of Dog Parent Are You?

As a dog sitter, I’ve discovered that there are a few different kinds of dog parents and I categorized them below: Everything but the Kitchen Sink Parent (Also Known as the Just in Case Parent) This dog parent has to bring the entire family to drop off the dog and make multiple trips to theContinue reading “What Kind of Dog Parent Are You?”

New Testing Protocol for International Travel

The new U.S. testing protocol for International travel has this frequent traveler wavering. In the summer I went on a few road trips: Binghamton, Cooperstown, and Cape May which did not require any testing. In November, my husband and I finally got to celebrate our 30th anniversary with a trip to Sandals in St. Lucia.Continue reading “New Testing Protocol for International Travel”

Happy 1st Anniversary With WordPress.Com

It’s the one year anniversary of my blog Momrockzz Her New Life! Blogging hasn’t been so easy for me. There was so much I didn’t understand and still don’t, but somehow I managed to get a site together and write a fair amount of posts. Soon after I retired from teaching, I thought starting aContinue reading “Happy 1st Anniversary With WordPress.Com”

Mother/Daughter Vacations

Now that I’m retired, I have more to time to go on vacations, and Mother/Daughter vacations are a special kind of getaway for me. These vacations are special to me for many reasons. I never had this kind of relationship with my mother. I know they won’t last forever. She gets and accepts me (theContinue reading “Mother/Daughter Vacations”

So It’s The Laughter We Will Remember

As 2020 comes to a close, there will be many who say, “Good Riddance!” Yes 2020 was full of heartache and a never-ending disease, but I always try to remember the good things. And for me there were a lot of good things! January started off with a trip to Puerto Rico and a 7Continue reading “So It’s The Laughter We Will Remember”

Bright Lights

I’m always looking for something to do near me and on Long Island you can always find something. During the holiday season this year, I feel it’s especially important to try to find safe and festive activities. No matter what happens, you can’t stop Christmas from coming, so you might as well enjoy the season.Continue reading “Bright Lights”

Jones Beach Christmas Lights

I went with my husband to the Jones Beach Christmas Lights which is actually called Magic of Lights and it was really great! These days with Covid it’s hard to come up with things to do. We went out to eat last week for my husband’s birthday, but I’m not overly thrilled about indoor diningContinue reading “Jones Beach Christmas Lights”

Traveling During A Pandemic

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to St. Lucia with my husband. If you spend a lot of time watching the news, you may think we’re crazy, but it was extremely safe and we had a great time! We were supposed to travel for the first time without kids in more than 25 yearsContinue reading “Traveling During A Pandemic”

How Did I End Up Watching So Much News?

I’m not sure exactly how it happened, or when, but somehow my television was on the same cable news channel the entire day. I could tell you what time it was basically by seeing or hearing which news show was on my television. I retired about a year and a half ago and somehow becameContinue reading “How Did I End Up Watching So Much News?”

Mid 50’s Lifestyle Changes for Better Health and Wellness

My father used to tell me, “Jennifer your 40’s are great. It’s in your 50’s that the chips start to fall off the block.” Well I’m 56 and suddenly the chips are starting to fall! I’ve decided to make some lifestyle changes for better health and wellness. All my life I’ve had to watch myContinue reading “Mid 50’s Lifestyle Changes for Better Health and Wellness”

Cape May and Angel of the Sea

Now that I’m retired, one of my life goals is to visit one beach at a time. I do have my local beaches on Long Island which are beautiful, and in the past year I traveled to some really nice beaches in the Caribbean, but things are different now. I was looking for a quickContinue reading “Cape May and Angel of the Sea”

Howe Caverns

When I was a teen in the early 1980s, I didn’t have instant access to answers to questions I had, or things I wondered about. My resources were my parents, the Encyclopedia Brittanica, and the local library; and these resources often weren’t very useful in answering my questions. When my close friend bought her firstContinue reading “Howe Caverns”

I Think I Reached Phase 4

Dog Sitting during a Pandemic When I retired last year from teaching, my plan was to make some side money dog sitting so I could travel. I’ve been dog sitting for about 5 years now, always with the plan that this would be my side hustle. All was going as planned… When I retired lastContinue reading “I Think I Reached Phase 4”