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Nov01
The Best DIY Birthday Cakes

The Best DIY Birthday Cakes

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My daughter has a birthday coming up in a couple weeks. More precisely 20,043 minutes, not that we’re counting. My husband usually tackles the birthday cakes in our family and based on how my Halloween party cupcakes turned out, it’s probably for the best. However, I do think it’s possible to make simple birthday cakes […]

Oct30
Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

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I’m breaking format this morning because…da da da DAAA…I’m an idiot who is having trick-or-treating anxiety. Yes. Trick-or-treating anxiety. My life is…really very sad. A recap of my life, pre-pathetic-ness: We lived in the city, in a building that did not get trick-or-treaters. We never even bothered to buy candy. We never took Noah out, […]

Oct30
Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

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I swear, I moved literally one mile north and all the activities are different. First we encountered the Halloween Boo, now we’ve discovered the Trunk Or Treat event. Our last elementary school celebrated Halloween with a PTA sponsored party in the evening. This party was great fun for the kids with tons of candy, cupcakes, […]

Oct29
Slip n’ Slide: the Lost Art of Undergarments

Slip n’ Slide: the Lost Art of Undergarments

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Hi Amy, I was just going to write an e-mail to ask you to tell your readers to remember to wear a dang slip, already. But that’s assuming you wear slips and support my slip-wearing ideals. So I ask: do you have feelings one way or the other about slips? I see so many young […]

Oct26
MyHeritage: a fun time suck

MyHeritage: a fun time suck

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A few years ago I checked out MyHeritage when I read about their Celebrity Look-alike face recognition program. They’ve come a long way baby, with new applications and much better functionality for importing and sharing the results. One thing is still the same, it’s a great time suck. I lurve this new Child Look-alike Meter. […]

Oct26

Lead: the metal enemy.

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When I first learned that this is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, I was determined to ignore it. Because lead terrifies me. And the primitive monkey part of my brain runs from scary things and then hides under a bush. We live in an ancient house with crumbling windowsills, and every time my son looks […]

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