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Cold and flu season is in full swing and that brings sore throats and coughs of all kinds. I don’t know about you, but I become a big ol’ baby when I have a sore throat. Aside from intestinal illnesses, there is nothing that sidelines me more than a sore...
“Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.” I opened that first book, Little House in the Big Woods, when I was 8 years old and instantly fell in love. The stories of...
This past Sunday, we had an early “Thanksgiving” celebration with friends thanks to our friends at Raley’s. We got to sample their Holiday Dinner selections a bit before the actual holidays, and let me just share that they were fabulous! A few years back, we discovered the brilliance of the “prepared” holiday meal… and...
Show of hands. Who here has tried cranberry and gingerbread rolled into one delicious somewhat sweet, somewhat spicy, somewhat tart treat? Oh, you haven’t? Well then…let’s change that right now! This creation was completely accidental. My daughter was helping me in the kitchen and spices just started flowing into the...
I don’t recognize any of the faces at pick-up. It’s been two years since kindergarten, and I stand in the hallway like the nanny in our small town of well-dressed, Volvo-driving mommies. They chat like old friends, tossing the occasional glance my way. I know there are checking me out, wondering which kid I...
Richard and I have been together for 18 years and raised three kids together (two his, one mine, although we just call this “family”). Even though we have different parenting styles (mine is better, of course, if only because I am the one writing this), we managed to get the kids to adulthood with...