How to Get Energy Efficient Windows without Replacing Them

ENERGY SAVINGS

Last week I talked about saving on energy costs by using the heat you already have. This week, I'm going to share some surprising ways to make your windows (and doors) a little more energy … [Continue reading]

There’s a what in my what?

Suess Quotes

"Did you ever have the feeling there's a wasket in your basket?" "A Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, as you can plainly see!" "and with a thin Blinn shinbone pin, Blinn pins Dinn's shinbones right back in." One … [Continue reading]

IT’S A GOOD DAY FOR LEAPERS (BUT STILL NOT A GOOD ONE FOR LEPERS)

leap day

This morning on the Today Show, leapers as they're called (babies born on Leap Day), gathered around Al Roker touting their "technical" ages, including a 17-year-old man with gray hair and a … [Continue reading]

MY TODDLER, THE BOSS

the boss

When I was pregnant and even when the diva was an infant, I wanted to do everything exactly right. Many parents think you have to buy the expensive diapers, feed only organic baby food, play Baby … [Continue reading]

THE ELECTRIC COMPANY HAS NO SENSE OF HUMOR

electric bill

There it is. Every month. Like clockwork. You pull it out of the mailbox and make that low guttural noise, knowing that you won't like what's inside. Slowly you open the stiff envelope and as you look … [Continue reading]

BEEF STIR FRY RECIPE

Ingredients

We get it. You're busy. Only in your dreams, do you have time to cook a gourmet meal after a long day, making takeout all the more appealing. But who needs all that MSG and stale fried rice (I know, … [Continue reading]

What I Wish I Could Give Up for Lent

mardi gras

I don’t usually start thinking about Lent until Fat Tuesday – it’s just so traumatizing to imagine all the things I could potentially give up for 40 days, like being pregnant all over again, except … [Continue reading]

A WOMAN SHATTERED (PART THREE)

I’m slowly getting back to my old self. It scares me to think where I would be if I hadn't met Cate and didn’t have my husband there to hold my hand every step of the way (he really meant it when he … [Continue reading]

PAPA DON’T PREACH: WHO NEEDS A DOG WHEN YOU’VE GOT A ONE-YEAR-OLD?

Dog

It’s amazing how fast The Little One is learning new things. Like the other day when I tried teaching her to fetch my slippers. She was figuring it out, and would have gladly retrieved them for me, … [Continue reading]

A WOMAN SHATTERED (PART TWO)

By the time she realized what was wrong, she was already in the depths of it. She was living her own personal hell. What started out as attempt to keep her daughter safe had spiraled into an agonizing … [Continue reading]