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Romantic Procrastination

February 14, 2011 |

Did you wait 'til the last minute to think about getting a Valentine's Day gift for your Valentine?  Ooops!

Fortunately, you can still salvage the day (and hopefully, your relationship).  It's time to get creative.

Everyone loves those little ... Read More

Secrets to Keeping Love in Bloom

February 12, 2011 | 1

Are you planning to give a gift of flowers to your sweetie for Valentine's Day this year?  Usually, a bouquet of flowers is a slam-dunk gift.    But that doesn't mean it has to be the standard dozen long-stemmed red roses.  ... Read More

Timing is Everything

January 13, 2011 | 2

Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary.

When we were planning our wedding all those years ago, we weren't thinking about the fact that it was less than three weeks after Christmas, or even that ... Read More

The Goldfish Gift

January 5, 2011 | 1

Did you give--or get--any "Goldfish gifts" this holiday season?

One of my Facebook friends introduced me to this phrase, explaining that it means "a present whose lifespan is about equal to that of the goldfish you win at carnivals by ... Read More

No Surprise There

December 22, 2010 |

From the time I was in high school, I was wrapping my own Christmas presents.  Mom would set me up with tape, wrapping paper and stacks of boxes in the living room, in front of a Christmas movie on TV, ... Read More

A Conversation with My Son

December 14, 2010 |

When you're chatting with an 8-year-old, you never know what you're going to get.  Here's what we discussed yesterday on the way to pick up his sister after track practice.

"Mom, you know what I want for my Sweet ... Read More

Dear Santa,

December 7, 2010 |

Do you have a wish list for this Christmas?   If you're a parent, your kids probably have wish lists running to several pages.  Kids are always happy to address wish lists to Santa, and they're not shy about asking for ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday: Put Your Coat On Edition!

December 6, 2010 |

Dec. 6 is Coats & Toys for Kids Day! Did you just discover that your little one has outgrown last year's jacket?  Now's the time to score a great deal on winter outerwear! 40% off your order at Justice Enter ... Read More


October 19, 2010 |

It was my privilege to be a guest at a 50th anniversary celebration last weekend.  The party was for a couple whom I have known for over ten years, and their daughter did an amazing job planning this surprise event.

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June 4, 2010 | 1

No, my spellcheck isn't on the fritz.  I'm borrowing that deliberate misspelling so I can take this opportunity to conGRADulate my older son, who graduates high school this evening.

Wasn't it just yesterday that I was buying his freshman-year ... Read More

April Fool!

April 1, 2010 |

Yesterday I went around the house hiding all the rubber bands, the Saran Wrap, and the masking tape--because today is April Fool's Day and I have children.

My daughter mentioned as far back as late September that she can't ... Read More