Here’s the deep dark secret that the kitchen-remodeling websites and magazines don’t want you to know: Between the before and after photos, you live in a house with no kitchen. For weeks, more likely months. And that’s not a pretty picture. My own kitchen remodel involved time on a ladder scraping away popcorn, doing my […]
I know thin has always been in but, when it comes to cookies, I want them fat and fluffy. Baking at a higher altitude has complicated that for me. Since moving to Colorado, things are happening that high school chemistry didn’t prepare me for. I’ve had cookies so crumbly that they were barely being held […]
Our society is so squeamish about death. Until the last six or seven decades, I imagine that death was not so hidden. During agricultural times, we were used to farm animals dying and to dressing our own dead, to having their remains sit in the parlor downstairs until we marched them in a pine box […]
Is anyone else in mourning that NBC’s Parenthood is in its final season? Dax Shepard, one of my favorite actors from the show, shared the story of the birth of his three-week-old daughter, Delta, on Ellen. The video has since gone viral due to its hilarity. You can’t help but be charmed by Shepard in […]
Ahhh, the birds and the bees. A group of parents agreed to explain to their kids where babies come from on camera in this new viral video created by Cut.com, a Seattle-based video production company. The reactions are cringeworthy and hilarious. P.S. Nick should be available for hire to give “the talk.”
I’ve never been good at New Year resolutions because I never follow through. So, an effective resolution for me would be to make a list of things I’ll never get around to doing. Only then would I ever succeed.
When my daughter was young, one of our favorite places to play is a local play-area at a Rec Center near us. The indoor play-structure was built with a tree house theme in mind, and all of the tunnels stretch out above the room, like the branches of a tree. It’s great because the parents […]
I stood looking at the holiday photos of my friend’s children. They were sitting still with perfect smiles. Not a single hair was out of place. Their clothes were on. I wondered how they did that. Maybe the children in the photo weren’t real.
In some ways, Christmas is the one time of the year that I embrace my widowhood. I know that sounds a little heartless, but hear me out before you make that judgment. It has nothing to do with how much I miss my husband – that’s something I can’t even put into words. And every […]
The Holderness family needs their own reality show and they were recently picked to be part of one! Since the viral sensation of their hit video “Xmas Jammies” last year, they have racked up millions of views on several YouTube videos. Now, they’ve released their annual Christmas video performed to R.E.M.’s hit “It’s the End […]