Tea Party

When Ethel turned four, I told her that she would no longer be requi...more

Fun brain games and teasers!


Apple Pie Pops

Apple Pie Pops ...more

#BlogHer5 The "L" Word(s)

I attended my first ever BlogHer conference two years ago, and I was honored to speak on a panel there. I can only hope that someone who may have needed to hear what I had to say managed to find some comfort, some benefit. It was one of the best weekends of my life, on so many levels. Also? First time ever in San Francisco! ...more

Aw, thanks Denise! ♥ They make me happy. ...more

Reading Between The Lines ...

A companion guide to Lost In Translation. What I said: "It's great that you're so...passionate...about that." What I meant: "Seriously you just rambled and raved like a drunken sailor coming off a 21 day binge." What I said: "Nice!" What I meant: "I have no idea what you said, I tuned you out 10 minutes ago because I was I was about to pass out from sheer boredom." What I said: "That sucks for you!" What I meant: "Sucks to be you. Heh." ...more

When was the last time you laughed so hard you started crying?

When was the last time you laughed so hard you started crying? If you have to think about it, it has been way too long. For me, it was just a few days ago. I have been blessed with a business partner who makes me belly laugh at least once a week. I think this is why I know we are having success together in business. Because no matter what difficulties we face, we can always help each other see the bright side, and even laugh until we cry! ...more

Every day is a Holiday with Shetrades.com

Join Kris and MJ every Wednesday @ 10:30 am EST on MOM TV for Every day is a Holiday with Shetrades.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CxI0XAJ7uw...more


  What’s your favorite holiday?Ours is Thanksgiving. The entire Chrismukah-gift-buying-gift-giving-retail-complex has completely lost it’s luster. It’s become one big responsibility laden roadblock of expectation.  You know you have to worry about what to get everyone. You have to worry about how much it will cost. The worst is that you have to remember what you gave each person last year then try to trump a perfect bulls-eye or compensate for the gift gaffe.  So much pressure, so much money, so much time (a non-renewable resource)....more

I'm one of those who doesn't think stuffing should be a thanksgiving-only treat. Will use ...more

Organizing a Thanksgiving Feast When Time & Money are Short

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Even if money and time are tight, you can have a wonderfully rich and full Thanksgiving. All it takes is a little organization and some willingness to let go of the need to do everything. Sarah on “Never Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth” ...more

Bug Painting, Literally!

I think this was one of my kids favorite activities so far. We went outside to one of our flower pots by the pool where we can easily find bugs, frogs, geckos, etc. gathered a couple worms, grubs, a beetle and an earwig. Going on a bug hunt was fun!...more