Kick Back Pain in 2013!

Back pain can manifest as a dull pain or completely leave you flat.  Previous injuries from sports or car accidents only exacerbate being prone to back pain. Until recently I had been immune to this sort of discomfort.  Maybe it was my age or my full-time...

The Academy Award goes to…

I have a fickle relationship with Hollywood. On one hand I’m fascinated by the glamour and excitement it offers; on the other hand, it appears the “movie star” lifestyle is insecure and imbalanced, resulting in broken lives tainted with superficiality. Funny then, that my “take away” from the...

On the Chopping Block: Wood or Plastic?

Every Friday I pick up a hefty box of produce.  I opt to pick up the veggies. It affords me a chance to escape the heavy traffic to look out on rows of cabbages and corn to my right, native trees like gumbo limbos and...

Siri & My Parenting Style

About a month ago I walked into my cell phone provider, handed the guy behind the counter my flip phone, and asked how much credit I would get toward one of those new smart phones.  He didn’t recognize my phone...

Valentine Clothespin Craft!

With a growing number of e-cards making their way onto the greeting card scene, I keep wondering when the scales will be tipped in favor of e-cards over snail-mail cards.  And as beautiful as many e-cards are, I still enjoy opening real envelopes to find...

Pearly Whites, Gateway to a Healthy Body

So I’m the mom who gives wrapped toothbrushes as party favors, always tucks them in Christmas stockings and includes them in presents.  Way before having an understanding of the importance of oral hygiene, I was fascinated by mouths.  As a four year old I planned...