I Heart Chef’s Uniforms

Let it be known that I have this secret fantasy of being a cast member of The Kitchen Musical.  I may not have been blessed with outstanding culinary prowess, but I believe that I’d look cute dancing around in a long sleeve chefs uniform.  What … [Continue reading]

Single Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

Obviously I am all hyped that Cyndi Lauper is coming to town for a concert in a month’s time.  My  clandestine adoration for this 80’s shrill-voiced pop star just can’t help but make itself manifest through the title of this blog post.  Although what … [Continue reading]

My Bunk Bed Memories, and Why I Need One Now

Back in the day, when my sister’s and my combined ages would add up to only half of my present age (yes, there’s math involved in this post), we used to have regular debates on certain topics.  If we weren’t arguing as to who between Cyndi Lauper and … [Continue reading]

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 is … [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, but … [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 answered C, … [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 and … [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]