How Parents Can Bridge the Vocabulary Gap

Black and white, smooth and rough, Eva Longoria’s legs and mine… I could go on all day with a list of opposites, but none strikes me more than the dichotomy between rich and poor.  The stark realization that the difference between rich and poor … [Continue reading]

Smells Like Teen Californication

From the title alone, you may have guessed that I’m having another one of those Marty McFly-ish Back to the Future attacks.  Well, yes, you guessed right.  Not only am I having my dose of Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers on this quiet evening, … [Continue reading]

Mommy Red Flag: The Beginnings of Domestic Violence

Pop quiz: Who said the following… “I like to fight her because I don’t want to fall in love with her!  She’s so pretty.” The neighbor with the unshaved chin and maniacal laugh. Brad Pitt A 5-year old boy at school. If you … [Continue reading]

Mommy Music Cravings: An Honest Music Download Site Review

Back in the day, I was an mp3 junkie.  I used to spend hours downloading songs from the now extinct Napster.  In between doing research for my college thesis, I’d squeeze in some time to download Madonna and A-Ha songs.  My reason for getting an … [Continue reading]

Home Lighting Tips for Your Living Room

Home is where the heart is, they say.  And where your heart resides, there should be light.  Since the living room is where a lot of activity takes place- from reading, entertaining guests, and watching TV to cross-stitching and playing scrabble- … [Continue reading]

Tips on Choosing a Baby Pram Based on Your Lifestyle

Thinking about my “pepperrific”, imaginary world conjures up images of flowing chocolate streams and babies in prams and pushchairs modeled after shiny Ferraris and Audis.  While we’re at it, why not throw in an image of myself with flat abs … [Continue reading]

Reflective Listening: Effective Parenting Skill

No matter how bored out of my wits I am, you would never find me talking to a wall.  I will not waste my intellectual diatribes on a non-responsive entity.  Same holds true for our kids. We all know that our children adore us so much that it … [Continue reading]

On Uniforms and Healthcare

As I was blissfully indulging myself in a medley of Radiohead songs, I was pleasantly surprised to see a chat message from an old friend.  Listening to 90’s music couldn’t have been more appropriate as a backdrop for a long overdue conversation … [Continue reading]

Her Achy-Breaky Heart

I sported the look of a completely clueless mom as my daughter came home from school one day, all giggly and excited to break the exciting news to me: one of her boy classmates just whispered in her ear that he had a crush on her!  Totally thrilling … [Continue reading]

Why Tunics Work at Work

A single mom’s life is riddled with much anxiety.  Since there is a lot of uncertainty about my daughter marrying a wealthy prince in the future, I have to make sure that I provide for all her needs, so she doesn’t have to worry about finances … [Continue reading]