The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The first thing we did when we hit Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and made our way directly to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter....more

Her Mother Lives in Jail?

My youngest daughter, Bunny, is from Guatemala.  We adopted her when she was 7 ½ months old, and she is now a spry and sprightly six year old.  While we were in the process of adopting Bunny, I was in my final year of law school.  By the third year, my classes were smaller and more intimate, allowing for a certain camaraderie amongst the class knowing we were actually going to graduate....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood...more

There Used to be a Peninsula

My husband, like most men, is going bald. He is the unlucky recipient of the androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) gene. And to add insult to injury, what hair he does have is starting to turn grey....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

Pupil's Responses to Exam / Test Questions: a.k.a Why Teachers Drink

Man alive. There I was, minding my own business, trying to extricate the Barbie Doll that I had accidentally superglued to my left boot, when I heard the 'ping' of an email arrive in my inbox. I limped to my laptop with Barbie's head bouncing off the floor with each step. The email was from my friend Sarah who is a teacher. And she had attached a load of images that showed some actual responses to questions given by pupils whilst sitting their exams / tests.  They were so funny, that it would be totally rude if I didn't share them with you. ...more

The Fearless Cook says....Nuts to Coconuts

If you follow food trends, you'll find that 2011 is the year of coconut water. It is the equivalent of nature's Gatorade. It has twice the amount of potassium than a banana providing energy replenishment and youthful benefits.  Madonna supposedly drank it during her recent concert tours. She is the queen of staying young as she ages. She invested 1.5 million dollars in a Brazilian coconut water company Vita Coco. What up with coconuts? Are they nuts or are we just cuckoo over them?...more

Help wanted

Good Morning!  It is me, Alex the cat!  I need some help.  Can you please help me? As you may know, now that I have access to my daddy’s American express card, I need to see if I could put it to better use than just ordering sushi for my dinner dates with my beautiful girlfriend, Gracie. I need someone to explain this EBay thing to me.  I know people put their old stuff on it, and then that other people buy that stuff....more

The Epcot Center: A Smooth Landing with Mission Space

 We arrived at the Epcot center prepared for a fun afternoon of space exploration, soaring, the world pavilion, and the popular fireworks display Illuminations. All of us enjoyed Mission Space,  we worked as a team, to land our space craft on planet Mars....more

Attempt This At Home

We've been talking about how to get a 'younger' haircut, now let's talk about hair color. Having the right hair color is just as important, if not more so, than the cut. First, a Disclaimer: The at-home haircare options below only apply to haircolor, not haircut. Please let me be very clear on this – home haircuts are never recommended. I will not be held responsible for the inevitable home haircut disaster. Maybe you got lucky the one or two times you cut your own bangs without incident but, I’m telling you, you’re playing with fire....more

Poo-Poo Gumballs

My husband’s name should be the Candy Man, not Colby. Colby is a man with a penchant for all things sweet. Usually this isn’t a problem, but when it involves two little co-conspirators, then it can becomes a problem. I can’t trust Colby to go to the grocery store for me without him coming home with candy, ice cream, or baked goods. Somehow, when I send him out for broccoli, I get broccoli plus refined white sugar products....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

The Magic Kingdom: Full of Laughter and Coke Floats

We followed the rules of the Disney Junkie and arrived early at the Magic Kingdom.  In our high spirits of expecting  an eventful day, we avoided the crowds of the monorail, and we opted for the quiet ferry-boat across the lagoon enjoying the morning view. As we arrived at the gates, security checked our bags, and we then made our way into this merry dream world....more