If you are working on tracking your calories, you probably have run into the same challenges I have with figuring out how many calories there are home made foods. This nifty online tool really makes this easier.
We make pancakes every weekend, usually on Saturday mornings. Everyone gets in on the action. Here’s a little tune I made up to go along with the fun. Read more
A recent study by Chris Westbury and Geoff Hollis of the University of Alberta was titled “Wriggly, squiffy, lummox and boobs: What makes some words funny?” Published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the researchers shared findings that they have created an algorithm that can predict more accurately than ever how funny most people will find any particular word.
Welcome to 2019, everybody. I hope you all had very nice holidays.
We had a very nice time.
And then we moved out to the ‘burbs. Read more
December is not the best month to have your birthday.
As someone whose birthday is right on Christmas, I have always felt a little envious of people whose birthdays are on just some random day in April or August.
Sometimes I’m just being above-average selfish in taking the Christmas birthday thing too hard. So I decided to run a little survey to find out how other people feel about having a December birthday. Read more
When I was little, I remember being so excited about the approach of Christmas that I could barely contain the anticipation. Christmas is also my birthday, so it was like a double helping of expectation. Here is a book review and author interview for a book that helps spread the fun of expectation, “Ten Days Till Christmas.” Read more
At my house we’re constantly on the edge of being sucked into the vortex of screen time.
Yes, screen time is bad for little kids.
But if you are going to let them watch, a pretty good option is to pull up storybooks read aloud on YouTube. Read more
Are you one of the millions of Americans who goes out and buys all their holiday gifts on the day after Thanksgiving, fighting for gifts on sale for amazing prices? After all, it is practically our national duty to get out and spend, spend, spend!
Instead, why not join me observation of Buy Nothing Day?
I had my first baby at age 39, and my second at just shy of age 41. That makes me an older mama. As medical professionals put it, I was of “advanced maternal age.”
Do I regret not having my children at an earlier age? Read more
Okay folks, Halloween 2018 is over, let’s discuss what went well this year and what didn’t.
First off: costumes. Our team really outdid itself, not just in quality but also in quantity.
Zaza set the pace early be managing to convince us to buy him not one, but two store-bought costumes at Cosco. Read more