It snowed in Atlanta last night. Ish. It was snowy...ish. But our news outlets talked about it for three days straight and, I kid you not, had continuous coverage of the "Winter Weather Event" from 9pm until 6am. I didn't know about any other world events and I was actually watching the news. This is … Continue reading In Defense of Southern Snows
My beautiful friend Clare and her family of 5 have committed to living for a year without purchasing groceries. Yes, you read that right--and if you want to see what she has to say about the experience you can read her own lovely words about what they're learning here.I read her article and was floored. How … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #191: Don’t buy groceries??!!
I feed my kids fast food. Not all the time, but often enough that they ask for it by name. Their favorite, by a long shot, is Chick-fil-A. Since we live in Atlanta, the home of the chicken sandwich, there is a Chick-fil-A every 4 1/2 feet. They rival Starbucks for strip-mall corner dominance. Which … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #165: Trade in the kid’s meal toy
Last week I read this article about why parents of the 70s and 80s did a better job than we are currently doing with our own children. The basic point was that parenting was a bit simpler and they did not seem so afraid that we would die/disappear/stop loving them if they made us mad. … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #153: Party like it’s 1979
I saw this really cute commercial with a mom making rice krispie treat eggs filled with M&Ms. Since this involves chocolate, marshmallows, and butter I thought I'd try it today.Unfortunately, our grocery store didn't have any plain pastel M&Ms so I was forced, forced I tell you, to buy Cadbury's Mini Eggs instead. It is … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #130: Start a nest egg or two
I am not a good cook. What I can do, is open jars of stuff. I have learned that if you pour a jar of something you like over some boneless, skinless chicken breasts, it will taste pretty good. You add some french bread and a spinach salad and it is almost as if you've … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #129: Pour something on some chicken