Food Face-Off

When our child was old enough to eat a variety of solid foods, and old enough to sit in a high chair, we started eating out on occasion. We were blessed with a kid who was not at all a picky eater. However, raising a voracious mouth-stuffer is a special challenge of...

The Simple Life

Apparently, this is National Simplify Your Life week. I’m a little unsure as to what all this is supposed to entail, but it certainly sounds nice. If only it could happen in a week. The calendar in my kitchen has beautiful photos of serene settings–each...

The Joys of Home Ownership

Building projects are on the go around my house these days. Actually, a little more un-building than building. We took down (or shall I say, the professionals we hired took down) a wall between our kitchen and formal dining room. I immediately loved the way it looks...

Calm in the Cabbage Patch Craze

They were new, unique and–for awhile anyway–in good supply. Box after box lined up the shelf of the local Woolworth store. With a  glorious clear cover on the front, the boxes held Cabbage Patch Kids: the greatest thing to come along since the doll was...

Guys and (their fights over) Dolls

The jury trial for the Mattel and MGM folks, who have been sparring in court over the rights to Bratz dolls– created by a Mattel worker while allegedly under the company’s employ–has come to an end. Apparently, this man signed a contract giving...

For Every Season…There is a Bag

For some girls, it’s shoes, for others, it’s all clothing. And still for some, it’s weird and unmentionable things. For me, it’s bags. No, not the ones under my eyes–those I try to hide.   It’s the big purse, the laptop bag,...

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