I’m a working mom, who has a working spouse and two amazing young kids.  We both have intense careers.  I’m blessed to have this life, but sometimes it feels as if our family is trying to sprint a marathon.  There’s work, and then there are kids’ activities, family obligations, playdates, birthday parties, and the list goes on . . .

Last spring, I made a simple promise to myself: have more fun.  I streamlined and spent less time on thankless chores.  I tried something new—powerboating—and instantly fell in love with life on the water. I also discovered that having fun energized me and bolstered my stamina.  Leisure time actually increased my productivity.

I started this blog to share some tips for building more leisure time and disposable income into your life so you have more time/money for fun, and also to share my adventures as a working mom and newly-minted boater girl.