Creating Sock Puppets and a New Sewing Term

Sock puppet day Mrs. Logan’s fifth grade class! Their upcoming fairy tale theater will feature either the Three Little Pigs or Little Red Riding Hood, so they will get to use lots of funny voices and overact to their hearts content....more
 @victorias_view  I'm glad!  I like how the kids were challenged by moving from two dimensional ... more

Lessons Learned: Even the Pros Can Get Scammed

Aliza Sherman is a pro on the web and knows how to spot a scam when she sees one. Except she fell for one. Here's her cautionary tale. She writes, ...more
 @sassymonkeyNo, it did not happen.  I was just surprised to be reading a story about scamming ... more

Lessons Learned: Even the Pros Can Get Scammed

Aliza Sherman is a pro on the web and knows how to spot a scam when she sees one. Except she fell for one. Here's her cautionary tale. She writes, ...more
It would be amusing if I clicked on "Read More" and it opened a site that installs a virus on my ... more

My Daughter Got Lost in the Boston Subway

I only let go of my child’s hand in the Boston subway for TWO SECONDS (I swear) to point out a feature on a map to my husband. We turned to see a train’s doors closing and pull out. Oh no! What line was that? Did she get on it? Was she nearby? We called her name, and no answer. We were jostled by the afternoon crowd. ...more
 @atunheim  I'm glad he didn't decided to get up in the middle of the night and use the restroom ... more

OMG! I'm Going to Be a Grandmother and I Hate Gender Marketing

When I hijacked TW and told her we were going to Toys R Us for inspiration for my blog post about all of the baby gear parents have nowadays, she heckled. Inspiration at the toy store? Impossible. We'd just be frustrated and grouchy! Which is generally true, but I was prepared for all of the things that generally bug me about toy stores. ...more
Interestingly enough, in the 1800's pink was for boys.  It was considered a baby version of the ... more

Where Have All the Children Gone?

As I drive by parks, I never see any children.  Oh, there are the few toddlers now and again with the nannies who tend to be talking or texting on their cells.  But elementary school kids playing without structure or adults watching?  It doesn’t happen anymore. ...more
 @edavis  I don't know what the answer is to letting kids play outdoors where there is a danger ... more

Where Have All the Children Gone?

As I drive by parks, I never see any children.  Oh, there are the few toddlers now and again with the nannies who tend to be talking or texting on their cells.  But elementary school kids playing without structure or adults watching?  It doesn’t happen anymore. ...more
 @edavis  It makes for great sibling connections too.  My brothers, who I adore, and I played ... more

My Daughter Got Lost in the Boston Subway

I only let go of my child’s hand in the Boston subway for TWO SECONDS (I swear) to point out a feature on a map to my husband. We turned to see a train’s doors closing and pull out. Oh no! What line was that? Did she get on it? Was she nearby? We called her name, and no answer. We were jostled by the afternoon crowd. ...more
 @kherbert       These are great ideas for families to use to help protect their kids.         I ... more

The Secret to Happy Skiing

Nothing is more important that being cool when you’re 15 years old.  So even though I did not know how to ski, I wasn’t going to be stuck in beginning classes with the little kids. Oh, no, not me! I had taken a lesson or two years ago, but they were boring silly games and very few trips up the slopes.  I’d had enough of whiny kids and their childish instructors.  Time for a serious, grown up effort....more
 @victorias_view  Eagerly awaiting your funny ski story post! more

My Daughter Got Lost in the Boston Subway

I only let go of my child’s hand in the Boston subway for TWO SECONDS (I swear) to point out a feature on a map to my husband. We turned to see a train’s doors closing and pull out. Oh no! What line was that? Did she get on it? Was she nearby? We called her name, and no answer. We were jostled by the afternoon crowd. ...more
@kyooty 1) I personally think you can be excused, because as a former horse crazy 8 year old I ... more
Menu