My mother says that I used to be funnier, a whole lot funnier, when it comes to what I reveal about my family online. But it’s hard to be funny when you’ve been muzzled. When I first started writing online, my children couldn’t read. The youngest was still in diapers. I felt free to blog and write columns chock-full of the frustrating-yet-colorful details about my … [Read more...] about How Much is Too Much to Share About Your Family Online?
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Before I begin on my rant about this b*tch Sandy and what she has done to Long Island and the Tri-State area - let me make myself clear that I know that I'm one of the lucky ones. I only lost power for few days. I HAVE my home. I HAVE my children. I HAVE my life. I AM THANKFUL. It's been eight days since Hurricane Sandy touched down on the Tri-State area, I have never seen such … [Read more...] about The New Normal: Life After Hurricane Sandy
Julie Cole is away this week. Our Guest blogger and book-loving mama Heather Wray talks about her favourite childhood books and how the right book at the right time can encourage children to become lifelong readers. When my grandfather was preparing to move into a retirement residence, he gave me a small trunk which held some of his most treasured possessions: my … [Read more...] about The Right Book at the Right Time
The following is a guest post by Robert Greenberg, author of How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart. Ah, bedtime. The kids' teeth are brushed; their pj's are on; the book has been read, and then read again. They have been kissed goodnight. At which point begins THE BIG STALL. "I'm hungry"; "I'm thirsty"; "I need to go to the bathroom"; "I need … [Read more...] about Bedtime Music: 10 Soothing Classical Pieces for Kids
Last week, Kate Middleton finally revealed the name of the royal puppy (Lupo), and it got us thinking about celebrities and their pets. Lots of stars are animal lovers - in fact, our very own Brooke Burke has quite the menagerie of pets with cats, dogs, fish, a turtle and even a bearded dragon taking up residence at Chateau Charvet. So call the puparazzi because some of … [Read more...] about Furry, Fabulous and Famous Celebrity Pets