In the Interest of Being Shallow…I Mean Being Green

In my household, we do our part to help out the environment and conserve energy by unselfishly keeping the thermostat set at a reasonable, almost uncomfortable degree. Well actually, it’s just plain selfishness on our part to avoid shelling out extra cash to the...

It’s That Time of Year

This week, over at the Schooldays blog, I am writing a little about the variety of advice found in commencement speeches. Advice each year ranges from inspirational to corny to oh-my-gosh-we’ve-so-heard-that-before type of thing. I most enjoy reading or hearing...

Boredom in the Waiting Room…

Ok, just a fair warning: I am not really into writing about celebrities. But a morning spent at the doctor’s office with celebrity news (or celebrity gossip as it is often referred to), in constant motion on the waiting room’s television screen was getting...

Teacher Unions: Necessary or Evil?

I have a short blog piece over at today.com about teacher unions. I may write more on the topic in the future at this coffeehousemom blog. In the meantime, check out the piece and see what you think. Feel free to comment there about your opinion. I am interested in...

Food Fight

The food fight was a common occurrence growing up in my house. Not the kind with bits of uneaten bread and cheese flying across the table, but a fight of a much different kind. My mom was, and still is, and excellent cook. My beginnings in the kitchen are marked with...

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