Why Men Are Never Depressed

Paul forwarded the following email to me: Men Are Just Happier People -- What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. ...more

Practical Tips to Survive Theme Park Madness

If you have ever been to a Disney or Universal Studios theme park you know that it is bound to be crowded, busy, full of long wait times, and over expensive snacks. The ultimate goal is to go have a great time for the whole family. But there are days when the madness of theme park ensues and you leave feeling tired, anxious, and grumpy.  I learned a few tips which will save you  grief from crowds, and help maintain your sanity. 1....more

I saw the sign, and it opened up my eyes... I saw the sign

Whenever my husband, Marc, and I go to Florida, we always start our trip the same way. My mom picks us up at the airport and takes us to her house for a light lunch. After we eat, we pack up the clothes we keep there, and head over to the hotel where we stay. On our way, Marc always stops off at little place nearby for a haircut.  The last time we went to Florida, we arrived on a Sunday....more

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