White Babies No Longer Majority: Why Are Schools Not More Diverse?

This week the Washington Post noted for the first time in American history, white babies are no longer the majority born in the United States. ...more
I LOVE this post! We've recently decided that our kids will go to public school. I'd personally ...more

My Journey into Indian Cooking

I recently became obsessed with learning how to cook quick, healthy, Indian food that tastes good....more

Touchless Faucet Helps Ease This Germaphobes Fears

I am very... aware of germs. One would think that I could actually see them.If I'm in the kitchen handling chicken, I can just feel the salmonella, the e coli or whatever fatal germs liveon raw meat. Then to go to the sink and touch the faucet? After I wash my hands I have to wash the faucet- just for good measure. I wouldn't want anyone getting sick....more

It's Women's History Month 2010 ANd My Daughter Becomes A Woman

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2010  ...more

A Fairy Tale for Modern Times - the Peaceful Family Dinner

Why does dinner at your house resemble feeding time at the zoo? Why is it so difficult to get your kids and husband to all sit down at the same time and share a peaceful meal?   ...more

Vancouver AFTER 2010

I live on the outskirts of Vancouver, about an hour away from all the fun unless the you get stuck going into the city on the Port Mann bridge, in which case I am MORE than 2 hours away. In good traffic, I can get to Robson square in 45 minutes. I never realized the true benefits of living in this city until the Olympics. I used to pine away for California, where there is endless sunshine and decent bike riding every day. The Olympics taught me to appreciate the city and Country I live in....more

What Does "Natural" Mean?

Consumers are spending more than $600 million dollars annually on hair and skin care products marketed as “natural.”  This trend will likely continue as researchers discover indisputable links between the ingredients used in personal care products and a wide range of health issues.  ...more

It's Haunting Me...

When I wrote about this last week it made me feel better. I needed to get that out and I felt a lot lighter after writing that. But for some reason this last week or two I've been bombarded with things that are bringing up painful memories and things I just don't care to think or talk about. We haven't been speaking to Katelyn's dad and it's been nice. Drama free....more

Top 10 Things I Have Learned From My Children

I have learned so many valuable things from my children. It would be impossible to share all of the things I have learned in my motherhood journey, so I will limit myself. ...more

American Idol Recap

I’ll be honest, past years I have not watched American Idol until they get to the exciting stuff. We’re talking Top 10 and beyond. I find auditions and “Hollywood Week” really boring and pointless since we don’t get to see most of the people actually make a splash on the show. This year was the exception. I have watched every episode of AI (except maybe one or two where I had stuff going on outside the home) and have been paying close attention so that I could have meaningful water cooler conversations with those around me....more