Every year I host a one day only, kid-free, man-free, pool party for all my fabulous lady friends. It’s cleverly called “Ladies Pool Day”, and its generally the weekend after labor day. The drinks are pink, the food is healthy, and the conversation generally revolves around nail art, shopping deals, working out, reality TV shows, and other like topics. I’ve found that the older we get the more our backyard pool/outdoor living room has become a kiddie playland and/or a football watching, beer drinking, man-zone. I love all those things, but every once in a while us ladies need some time to ourselves. When kids get into the mix, moms can get spread pretty thin. I love having a standing date with all my girlfriends where we talk about things we’re actually interested in instead of constantly getting interrupted by Frozen chatter, tantrums, and snack requests. Here’s some scenes from this year’s low key fiesta. Men would never stand for a menu of salad, vegetarian frittata and cupcakes. Who else has a standing date with their girlfriends? If you don’t, I highly recommend that you start one. I find that if something is a regularly scheduled annual event, people more likely to keep it on their calendars. Plus, it gives everyone something to look forward to. My bestie Jenny and I have had a standing bi-annual date to visit each other twice a year, her birthday and the 4th of July, for about a decade. We’ve almost never missed one. Scheduling helps! As far as the 2nd annual Ladies Pool Day goes, I think it was a great success! I’m looking forward to many more years of Ladies Pool Day fabulousness to come.