A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
Mon, 12/03/12 – 12:49 | Comments Off

It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Food

Picky eaters and allergy-safe cooking — the two aren’t necessarily unrelated.

Girl Gone Wonk

From policy to politics, this rant’s for you.

News

The day’s events in a family way — unless something else amuses me.

School days

From preschool to kindergarten — so far

Simple Gifts

Inexpensive homemade gifts, creative parties and low-cost projects, for Christmas and beyond. Many are easy enough for children to help.

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Problems? Lucky to have them
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 23:00 | One Comment

Sometimes, I look back over my life as a whole and it can be overwhelming. It is better to look at it one day at a time, as 12-step programs and Catholicism teach, because it …

A SWAT for taking the social out of social media
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 23:02 | Comments Off
A SWAT for taking the social out of social media

First off, thanks to Debra for the chance to guest post on her blog.
One of her favorite features (and mine) is giving a SWAT – Stop Wasting America’s Time – to groups or people who …

A bit of blue enters the Parenting Pink world – and vice versa
Wednesday, 15 Apr, 2009 – 23:00 | 2 Comments

Well,  here I am entering the land of “blue.” And while I am no expert in the area of boys, I, like my friend Debra, am never at a loss for words.
Never.
Maybe it’s the fact …

The Portable Dad: Can he fix it? Yes, he can!
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 23:00 | Comments Off
The Portable Dad: Can he fix it? Yes, he can!

When I turned seven (it could have been nine – my childhood memories are fuzzy at best…) my grandpa gave me tools for my birthday. Not toy tools, either; real carpentry tools scaled down for …

Four fabulous friends fill in – and you might not want me back
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 22:44 | Comments Off
Four fabulous friends fill in – and you might not want me back

More than 200 posts into the year and I is tired. I is so tired I’m punch drunk and tittering at the thought of Professor Atkins’ head exploding – as it did every time I …