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...

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...

Airplane Exercises

Airplane Exercises Along the Way #2 - Bend and Stretch Onboard I’m tall.  5’9” to be exact.  Flying beyond 2 hours on an airplane can be slightly uncomfortable for me, as it may be for you.   To make any flight more enjoyable, it helps to get out of...

Quick and Easy Snowflake Craft

Snow may not be falling from the sky where you live but with this craft you can make it a white winter regardless of the weather! 1. Cut a piece of white construction paper to make a square (4” to 9” squares work well)             2. Fold opposite points...

Kitchen Craft

Homemade Placemats & Coasters Candy sneaks into every holiday nowadays.  Just because Halloween has been forgotten for another year, it doesn’t mean candy is out of the picture quite yet.  Thanksgiving brought chocolate turkeys to the dining room table, and now, bags of Christmas candy line store...

Along the Way

...Travel ideas for flying with the family during the holidays Looking forward to the holidays?  Me too!  Looking forward to traveling on an airplane to visit friends and family?  Me neither!   In my pre-kid career days, I used to fly around the world for my job, and...

Black Friday and Raising Balanced Spenders

Black Friday.  It conjures up all sorts of historical events.  The term describes everything from a financial crisis in 1869 to retailers’ glee when their bottom lines go from red “into the black.”  These days however, I’m more inclined to think, “Sale!”  It sends a...