Open Letter to Those Who Don't Believe in Publicly Funded and Regulated Daycare

In response to the commenters on this article in the Toronto Star—and every article ever—about the need for safe, affordable childcare for working families. ...more
PreshusMe Experienced Bad Mom Politicians are parents. They have children just like you do. They ...more

Natural Matte Eyes with Drugstore Quad

I've said before, I love matte eyeshadows.  I think it can give such a clean and polished look.  I've been using my Physician's Formula Matte Collection Quad Eyeshadow in Canyon Classics a lot lately to get a really natural and fresh everyday look....more

Celebrate Food Day In A Big Way

On Wednesday, supporters of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food across the United States will celebrate Food Day 2012. According to organizers, Food Day is a chance to celebrate what our food system does right, and take action to bring us closer to a food system with “real food” that is produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it. ...more

It's A Nice Day For A Green Wedding

As wedding season approaches, I thought I would share some pearls of wisdom with bubbling brides-to-be; ) As some of you may or may not know, I was a wedding and event planner for many years. And as of a few months ago, I planned & put on my own wedding! I took what I learned over my years in the biz and put it all together with our limited budget to host the most eco-friendly and affordable weddings I had ever planned. If I do say so myself, it was quite beautiful and I missed none of the elements that come with a large and expensive event....more

Celebrity lifestyle alternatives for the everyday woman

HOW TO LIVE LIKE THE RICH AND FAMOUS WITH THESE 3 MORE REASONABLE SUBSTITUTES     ...more

Great gift idea!

Hey ladies, Just saw a new TV show called HolyLandGoods.com. Finally, someone has got it right for the holidays! I hate shopping the normal mall stuff. These folks have recreated items right out of the bible and produced modern, meaningful and affordable unique gifts.  They made a Spa set of creams and lotions and soaps right from the bible.  Very cool! See www.holylandgoods.com ...more

Nobody's Home

Twenty years ago, during a pre-dawn drive through Los Angeles neighborhoods on my way to church early on a Sunday morning, I wrote notes on this subject.  It was my turn that day to help prepare the chapel for worship and as I drove to my first stop at a coffee shop, I noticed lights in a few windows and imagined early risers like me, with coffee or tea and the Sunday paper. ...more

Instead of 'downtowns' that people commute to..you need more business hubs near where people ...more