We, the People...

http://fromgrindtowhine.com/2012/10/12/we-the-people/We, the People…OCTOBER 12, 2012...more

5 Things I Learned as a Playground Spy

Our local elementary school usually has recess aides who supervise the school playground before and after lunch. When two of the four aides were inavailable for various reasons, though, the school asked for parent volunteers to step up and help out for the month....more

Dress Classy, Still Be Cheesy

I can’t get enough of the Gangnam Style craze that’s going on right now.  What?  You DON’T know what Gangnam Style is yet?  Well, come out from under your rock and learn.Gangnam Style is a new dance craze by Korean singer and dancer, Psy.  Check it out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0As if that video wasn’t cool enough, I fell further in love with Psy when I saw him on the Ellen Degeneres show.  He came on to teach Ellen and Britney Spears how to do the Gangnam Style dance....more

Presidential Campaign Mistakes Made at BlogHer '12 Conference

 I just returned from the BlogHer ’12 national conference for women bloggers. I took so much excellent information, energy and camaraderie away from that event, that I’ll be forever grateful that I got over my nerves and attended....more

Why I Could Never Be An Olympic Parent

There’s a great commercial showing during the Olympic games.I watch that and my heart catches in my throat and my eyes start to water.  It’s a series of incredibly touching images.  And it’s true, that no matter how old our children get, we’ll always see them as our babies....more

Penn State and Paterno, After the Freeh Report

Penn Staters everywhere are reeling.  The Freeh report on the Sandusky scandal is out and the world is demonizing Penn State, Paterno, our Nittany Lion football team, and pointing the finger of blame at all of us who bleed blue and white.As a Penn Stater myself, I can only speak for myself, but I hope that my thoughts and feelings expressed here will resonate with others, as I know we consider ourselves a community....more
Well said, Elisa. I agree with you about the healing benefits of seeing justice served. I could ...more

Recovering After a Break-In

As a writer, I’ve always wished for that great story to tell.  Now that I have one, though, I wish I were telling someone else’s story.We arrived at our shore house last weekend to discover that we had had a break-in.  Thankfully for us, we believe this was a one-time thing and the man who did it is behind bars now.  But I still find myself in moments of disbelief that all of this really happened in our home away from home....more

Discussing the Death of a Child with Children

Discussing the Death of a Child with Children...more

Hatfields or McCoys? Who do you like better?

Who do you like better? The Hatfields or The McCoys? Have you watched the three-part mini series, Hatfields & McCoys on the History Channel?  If you haven’t, try to catch it on re-runs.  It’s well worth it.While my husband and I were watching it the other night, I made a comment to him.“God, those McCoys are just such jackasses!”Cut me a break for the language; the kids were in bed....more

50 Shades of Empowerment

Like the rest of the world, I just finished reading  the Fifty Shades trilogy.  I loved it....more