remembering southern california

Haha - I can relate.  We lived there for about 18 years in various towns - great memories but do ...more

You Might Be a Redneck If . . .

you have a story like this one....more

Capture Your Family Stories and Recipes Before They are Gone Forever

Does your Yiayia make the best baklava this side of the Atlantic Ocean? How about Tia Lupe’s enchiladas?  Are they The.Best.Enchiladas.Ever? At family get-togethers there are usually a few dishes that everyone looks forward to eating.  Many of the recipes for these dishes are not written down, have been passed down generations, and are made from memory. As our relatives age and pass on, so do the recipes for our favorite dishes. ...more

This is the perfect idea for my family! My aunts each have their own special flavor and dishes ...more

Gift Resolution: Start Working Now on These Great Gift Ideas

Have you had Christmases where you found yourself low on time, money or inspiration when giving holiday gifts to loved ones. At this point in my life, I’ve given my children and other family members all sorts of gifts. While all of them were appreciated, not all of them were meaningful. Next year, I want to do something different. ...more
You are so raight.  I have somehow become the family historian and everyone gives me their old ...more

A Hanukkah Miracle: Gluten Free Latkes

sombrero boy lights menorah on Hanukkah In December 1960, I unofficially borrowed the Ad Man’s best scissors for the event that would change my world.  I had been invited to share my first tree trimming duties at a neighbor’s house when I was five years old.  Having no idea what tree trimming meant, I wanted to be properly prepared with a sharp instrument just in case I had to actually cut the tree.  Turns out trimming meant something else entirely, and from that moment on I was completely sold on the all aspects of decorating a holiday tree, eating Christmas cookies, and sharing candy canes with both the tree and my pocket.   Hanging stockings was not only brilliant, but something I could easily do at home....more

The Gonzales Family

Sharing some memorable and not-so-memorables stories of our life together.  A day in the LIFE of us!...more

I'm brand new!  I feeel lost in this virtual yet very real world of extraordinary women ...more

Sesame Street's Bert Pinched My Sister

Sesame Street. Need I say more? The pioneer of all educational kid's television shows. It debuted in 1969. According to Wikipedia, an estimated 77 million Americans watched the show as children. Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Grover and Cookie Monster were the funny characters that we loved. Thanks to Gund, your child's favorite Sesame Street characters are interactive and cuddly, even on the inside. These colorful puppets remind us that Sesame Street is still a favorite, even in the days of iPod and Wii. ...more