Lawn Darts, Clackers and other fun toys

Lawn Darts, Clackers and other fun toys

Over the weekend I was surfing the internet and happened to come across a funny article on banned toys in the United States. There were a few from my ...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Don’t limit yourself when reading

Don’t limit yourself when reading

A couple of years ago my husband and I flew out to California for a week. He was there for a wrestling tournament but I had only two things on my mind...

June 26th, 2016 |  


A day of reckoning for America

Someone asked the other day if we’re close to another depression. I’ve done research on the Great Depression and things got quite bad. The...

June 25th, 2016 |  


A kitschy kitchen is a must

A kitschy kitchen is a must

When you live in a 100-year-old home, something always needs to be fixed.Put on a new roof? Great. The driveway needs new gravel. Power-washed the fro...

June 24th, 2016 |  


The greatest gift I could ever receive

The greatest gift I could ever receive

I know that I normally write a column about events such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it f...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Back in the saddle with sand between my toes

Back in the saddle with sand between my toes

Oh, how sad it is to have to return to work following vacation. I certainly don’t mean anything against my co-workers — I love them all. I...

June 18th, 2016 |  


Push-ups are hard … like, really hard

Push-ups are hard … like, really hard

After I had my son Sam, 11 months ago now, the baby weight came off fast. Before I knew it, I was back to my “walking around” weight and i...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Switch at birth: Could you “trade” back?

Switch at birth: Could you “trade” back?

The Washington Post ran an article on June 3 by reporter Yanan Wang detailing a woman’s year-long journey to secure the return of her son after ...

June 12th, 2016 |  


I’m lost on vacation and that’s OK

I’m lost on vacation and that’s OK

Dear outside world:It is Day 4 of my captivity and I am beginning to lose what little hope I have of escaping these madmen alive. For days I have been...

June 11th, 2016 |  


Trust me, I’m no role model

Trust me, I’m no role model

I was recently told by a friend that their daughter looked up to me as a role model. As flattering as the statement was, my response was immediate: &#...

June 9th, 2016 |