Parenting: A Tricky Business

Editor's Note:  This guest blog is from Southern California MomThe other day, after I wrote my first guest blog, I was walking downstairs with my ten year old son so that we could read together before bed.  As he chatted away, I had a self-congratulatory...

This Is What Fifty Looks Like

Thirteen Olympians Over Forty Hearing a lot about the dubious ages of the Chinese gymnastics team?   Me, too, and I feel sorry for those kids.  Meanwhile there's nothing questionable about the ages of these over-forty Olympians (like Susan Nattrass...

Road Trip Munchies Re-Visited

More On Surviving the Staycation Vacation.For last weekend's trip (Number 2 for the month) I applied a little common sense:If you don't want to binge on trans fats don't have them in the car!Instead I brought along washed grapes, grape tomatoes,...

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

Six Fixes For Road Trip Munchies

What is it about road trips that make me crave Cheetos?  Is it the ‘to hell with rules’ spirit of the road?  Is it regression to an earlier time when we used to pile a family of seven, two cats (one pregnant) and a dog in the Rambler (no seat belts) and head...