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Monthly Archive for March, 2012

Contacts for My 8-Year-old? Yes!

If you’ve been reading along, you know that I was contemplating getting contact lenses for my Big Girl, who is eight. Well, a few weeks ago we took the leap and did it. After a small learning curve (and a big fight with my mother), she’s wearing her lenses every day and loving it. It [...]

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I will start this post by saying I have eaten chocolate every single day for at least a decade. Maybe longer, actually. Sometimes it’s a chocolate Vitamuffin. Sometimes it’s a small handful of organic semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Sometimes I go for a Trader Joe’s 100 calorie dark chocolate bar. No matter, I eat my chocolate [...]

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Where the Boys Are

I have a friend who has two kids under the age of four and a baby on the way. Some afternoons she sits in front of the nursery school — the same one that her son and my daughter attends — while her youngest naps. I am slightly envious, especially since she gets a whole [...]

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Tripledge Green Wiper Blades; Price: $7.99 to $12.99. Pros: Long-lasting (I’ve had mine for more than a year); inexpensive; completely recyclable. Cons: You need to mail them back in your own packaging if you want to recycle them. (Making me wonder how many are actually being recycled.) I don’t really think about wiper blades all [...]

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I am not a big fan of Girl Scout cookies, although they are a little better this year. No more high fructose corn syrup or artificial colorings, but they still use palm oil. Anyway, last year I wrote about how, as a Girl Scout leader, I find this time of year very challenging. Yes, I [...]

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How do you review a child’s book? It’s not like you can critique its dialog or plotline. No, for me the best measure of a children’s book is how hard and how long my little one laughs. Sandra Boynton knows how to make kids laugh. Her latest book, Tickle Time!, is a perfect example. Little [...]

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I haven’t really been writing too much about my personal life for a variety of reasons, but I’m jumping back into the personal stuff now — at least for today. It’s been pretty well documented that I am, despite the way I act and what I do for a living, a very shy person. For [...]

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