On the way home from spring break, I sat in the back of a certified “completely full flight” surrounded by my husband and three kids, ages 11 to 16 (my husband is 47, just to be clear). Behind me sat a cute mom and two super cute, albeit plump, blonde kids with adorable freckles. A boy and a girl. During the flight, one of the kids kicked my seat as if determined to drill … [Read more...] about Airplane Encounters: The Cute Mom
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The best part of any home renovation show is watching the carpenters at work. It's so amazing how they start with nothing but some pieces of wood, and end up with a one-of-a-kind armoire. They aren't bad to look at either (no, seriously, do you have to be adorable to be a carpenter, or does being a carpenter make you adorable? These are the philosophical … [Read more...] about “Hideous Houses” Eric Stromer on How to Keep Your Home Beautiful
First cantaloupes, now mangoes - is any fruit safe to eat this summer? A recent salmonella outbreak in California appears to be linked to tainted mangoes imported from Mexico that may have sickened more than 100 people in several states as well as Canada. At least 73 California residents have been infected with a strain of salmonella Braenderup linked to mangoes, Matt Conens, a … [Read more...] about Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Mangoes
When my first child was born, I lived in New York City. My husband and I were accustomed to eating breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert in restaurants far more often than our own kitchen. We got a rude awakening the first time we tried to take our adorable infant to my favorite Italian restaurant. Think red-checked tablecloths, candles, and olive oil imported from … [Read more...] about No Kids Allowed: Businesses That Ban Children?
About 16,700 Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs have been recalled for repair due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Why it's being recalled: The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an … [Read more...] about Drop-Side Cribs for Nan Far Woodworking