Sometimes our seemingly smallest acts can have the largest impact -- and what's more profound is that we might never even know just how much.
Take the Starbucks drive-thru, for example.
Many of us journey through that drive-thru as a means to an end. It’s not a destination; we don't even walk inside. We want to grab and go. For me, it’s a gateway to my caffeine and my favorite sandwich wrap on this planet. I expect nothing else beyond that, and I get slightly annoyed if the car in front of me takes too long at the cashier window.
And so, it came as such a surprise today when instead of...
It’s about that time of year again - the time when we open our barbecue grills to family and friends. It’s the Mama Q -quick, healthy and modern!
So moms…get your grills ready! Grab your favorite wedges: They’re best for planning, prepping, and grilling while being so very modern. Oh yes, we are talking shoes here, not lettuce or lemons!
Set yourself up with paper and pen because you’re about to start the planning process. Read through this, fully imagine the scene, and then procure everything you’ll need for your own fantastic Mama Q.
Please keep in mind…a Mama Q has got to be healthy, so...
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
My son, Alessio, was showing signs of trouble - acting out at home, not wanting to go to pre-school, and being extra sensitive. When he asked for a new pair of shoes so he wouldn’t “trip” on the playground, I pressed him on what was wrong. He burst into tears. Boys kept pushing him down at playtime. He was afraid to go to school.
Alessio isn’t even four yet. I never expected that children that small would have the same kind of issues as many older kids.
Teachers - for much of the day, they are the center of your child's life. So of course, you want to give him or her a creative gift from the class that they're sure to remember all summer.
But we all know how busy the mad sprint to the finish of the school year is, and if you don't have the time to dream up something fabulous, don't fret!
We have 10 fabulously inspired end of the school year gifts that are perfect for any teacher on your list!
1. You’re Out of This World!
Name a star in honor of your teacher, include a gift card to a home décor store so your teacher can decorate their “space...
The following is a guest post by Aaron Schulman
When you decide to have a child your life is filled with enjoying your special little one’s “firsts.” You enjoy his first steps, first words, the first time he runs up to you and gives you a great big hug.
Also among these “firsts” is the first trip to the dentist, and this may not be as heartwarming as the other enjoyable moments. But with a little thought and preparation, it doesn’t have to be the nightmare many people make it out to be.
Here's how you can make your child’s first trip to the dentist a not-so-scary experience:
When an emergency arises, you can never be too prepared. Having a well-stocked first aid kit can prevent tragedy and buy time when a loved one is injured.
The following checklist includes all of the items that the Homeland Security's Ready America program suggests for a first aid kit. Best of all, these items are readily available at any drug store or large retailer.
1. Adhesive Bandages
A box of adhesive bandages is never a bad idea. From minor cuts and scrapes to larger burns and injuries, adhesive bandages do their part to ease pain and prevent infection. In addition to the traditional...
Do I look the same?
Does the cafeteria still exude that overcooked broccoli stink?
Will my first boyfriend be there with his wife?
How strange will it feel to walk those fluorescent hallways again, older, wiser, far stronger now?
The stereotypical worries brought on by high school reunions - made horrifying and hilarious by movies and TV commercials - are pure camouflage, scenic distractions from the havoc, and joys, the passage of time inevitably brings.
Today is the first day after my 72 hour, 30th high school reunion. Nearly 40 percent of the class returned to our tiny campus in...
Some nights at dinner I feel like I am surrounded by a table of the toughest critics. Can any of you relate? It is a hard job but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I swear sometimes my kids say even the sweet dishes need more salt just to throw in their two cents.
I really enjoyed these Buffalo Bean Won Ton cups, and before even reaching the table, my husband intercepted a solid half dozen of these puppies. The crumbs were cascading from his mouth as he suggested that I should really make these the next time we have friends over because they’d make a great appetizer.
If that’s not a...