Monthly Archives: December 2012

Preschool Pointers – 18: Wait, Just Wait

Problem: You want to take your kids out but they’re playing so incredibly nicely. You know if you hazard into their ‘pretend’ territory, you will ruin this idyll, you will turn it to tears and tantrums…just by being you. Alternately: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Use Goodwill with Good Will

Being the holiday season, we’ve made a few trips to Goodwill, dropping off old, unused toys, and picking up new (to us) ones! I’m not really big into huge causes and I can’t contribute much to society at this point … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipe Monday – Christmas Cookies

For this recipe Monday, let’s just recap a few cookie recipes with new pictures! First, anisette cookies. These came out better than last year’s! I cooked the whole batch this year, and ended up with nine dozen cookies. RECIPE: Next … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preschool Pointers – 17: How to Hide Presents

Problem: You went out shopping for your kids’ Christmas presents, and you think, man, they’ll never check here! (At four, my kids aren’t looking for presents specifically. They’re into the Santa thing, hook, line and sinker.) But they will check there, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Defense of the Big, Bad Media

I want to take a tiny, inconsequential sliver of the gruesome tragedy in Connecticut and apply it to the broader hatred and ranting I’m seeing pop up everywhere…against the media. And it’s not like this is new. Everyone hates the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding Home Release!

In case you didn’t know, I’m also an author…and my best work has just been released!   I’m so proud to announce the release of my next book, Finding Home, today! It’s a holiday romance with some suspense thrown in, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipe Monday – Pumpkin Pie

I made my first pumpkin pie over the weekend, and it was a smashing success. The best pumpkin pie I’ve ever eaten, and I don’t even like pumpkin pie.   RECIPE:

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preschool Pointers – 16: Nevermind

In love and sorrow.  

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

End

There’s nothing I can say that’s appropriate. Nothing I can put forth that would hold any meaning, make sense of the wrong, erase the gruesome hurt that I refuse to even imagine for fear of doing nothing but cry all … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Tree: Kid Style

Well, I’ve always admired those classy, themed Christmas trees, with color schemes and expensive ornaments. Too bad for me, since I’ll not see one of those for, oh, thirty years. All our ornaments are plastic (now…we had a dicey year … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment