QUEENS, NEW YORKMy knees don’t work very well anymore.  Neither does my back, or any other part of my body, for that matter....more

Buyer and Seller Beware!

Shopping on Craigslist should come with a “Buyer and Seller Beware!” warning.  Or does it, already?  Maybe now that I’m writing this I should go back to make sure I didn’t miss something.  I sometimes do that…...more

Nothing is Fair

First of all I like to wish all the mothers a wonderful day. At present moment Murphy my dear hubby is the chief bottle washer. And I bring home the bacon.So we decided he should celebrate mothers day and I should celebrate fathers day.My daughter in law Molly is her first mothers day. Thursday I bought some teas from our new local TEA SHOP and mail it. Hope she got them Saturday....more

Falafel Samosas

Here's a little twist on basic falafels which are great for dipping and sharing. Fried falafel samosas....more

Fun Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit

Hello May! One more month until school is out and summer is in! There are many things to look forward to during the summer but mosquitoes are not one of them. We get a lot of those pesky bugs biting us as soon as it gets hot here. They are not only a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in order to better tailor plans that help keep them out of your home this summer....more

The Day I Snapped

 I can remember the day like it was only just yesterday....more

Lice, Ugh

I’ve had lice as an adult three times, in three countries. I hate to brag but it’s the truth.Maybe I shouldn’t admit this so readily but I’m sharing with you now so that if you ever contract lice, you will know, I feel your pain. I’m well-acquainted with your scratchy village. When you, literally, get the itch, you can call me and I will comfort you. And then I’ll submerge myself in tea tree oil in case the vermin can spread via phone waves....more

Meal Planning 101

Are you the kind of person that likes to plan your meals for the week?Or are you the type who waits until dinner time, staring aimlessly into your refrigerator and cupboards, to see what you can make with a jar of crunchy peanut butter and bread crumbs in 10 minutes. And then orders takeout pizza.As for me, I like to have a plan of what I’m making for dinner. I also have a plan when I go into the store so I’m in and then I’m out.Mainly because if I wander the aisles aimlessly, I usually end up throwing items in my cart that I didn’t even know I needed and spending way more than I had originally planned....more

10 Favorite Baby Items for 0-6 Months

Staying at home with baby E is a completely different experience than it was with the girls. Both girls went to daycare five days a week while the Husband and I worked. Even though our house was full of baby gear, we really didn’t need much. But having the little one home with me all the time means we actually use a lot more of the stuff that we kept over the years. And after three kids I’ve figured out the 10 things that are really my favorite baby items for those first 6 months....more

Fresh Strawberry Pie

I have been wanting to make a Strawberry Pie ever since I saw strawberries reappearing in the stores again.This year I have seen the biggest, most luscious, red strawberries and they have been screaming out to me to put them in a pie crust!Just look at these big, ripe strawberries!And not just any pie crust, but a homemade whole wheat pie crust!Yes, I made a homemade pie crust for this Strawberry Pie using white whole wheat flour (wwwf)....more