Eating and Mastering Food

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toy – BB8 Comparison $80 & $150

This video shows the Hasbro BB8 $80 and the Sphero $150It looks like one is for kids and one is for collectors.Have you seen all the Star Wars toys that are out now? The Lego ones look awesome. Well, they all do really. I still love this movie! ...more

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys – BB8 Comparison $80 & $150

This video shows the Hasbro BB8 $80 and the Sphero $150It looks like one is for kids and one is for collectors.Have you seen all the Star Wars toys that are out now? The Lego ones look awesome. Well, they all do really. I still love this movie! The BB8 looks so fun! I bet all kids are going to want this. The bigger one, which is cheaper, seems a bit better for them....more

To the well-dressed mom

 To the Well-Dressed Mom,I see you when you walk across the playground with your skinny jeans, stylish blouse, cute flats and curled hair. I see your designer sunglasses, newly-manicured nails and trendy purse. ...more

The Thief of Joy...In Our Bodies

The Comparison Trap: Why We Compare Our Children to Others

I work a few times a month at a non-profit dental clinic for children. Just last week, I saw a sweet 13-month-old boy who could already say about 20 words. That's more than my own son who is almost two. When I came home, I was telling my husband about this little boy, when he stopped me mid-sentence and asked, "Why do you keep doing that? You're always comparing." ...more
StrollerSavvy I hadn't even thought about the feelings of mommas whose kids are ahead, as mine ...more

The Thief of Joy...In Our Passion

You have to know where I’m going with this just by the title…it’s a post on comparison and how it is the true thief of joy....more

The Type of Comparison that's Good for Your Soul

Comparison is an ugly little beast. There’s a lot of time and energy wasted, pondering what someone else is doing. What her website looks like. What type of program she’s launching. What blog topics she writes about.And, I’m learning that there’s only one type of comparison that I want to take part in....more

Composers, Comparisons, & a Light bulb

One of my favorite movies of all time is Amadeus. In my essay, “Music and Beer, (p. 60)” I talk at length about being taken to see that movie by my music teacher when I was a young child, and how the movie began my love affair with classical music and my adoration of the brilliant composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. To this day, I feel love anytime I hear any of Mozart’s music or play one of his pieces on my flute....more
I loved AMADEUS too, and think you have named the real point of it. Even if we are not as good ...more

Seduction at Sea

            Sailors who have been on a voyage away from dry land for far too long always report a sighting of a maiden sitting atop a rock, singing, while combing her long, beautiful hair. Her song is so magical and enticing that sailors do lose their focus and end up crashing against the rocks in the shallow water. From earliest times, every nation on earth has claimed waters were filled with half-fish, half-human beings....more
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