Summer treats used to be so simple - cold drinks and frosty ice pops are the delicacies of childhood. Suddenly though, there’s been a rush to make food well, fancier than it once was. Summer food is no longer about perfecting the classics, but about making them as exotic as possible. As the song goes, "you think you fancy, huh?" Well if so, here are some of our favorite … [Read more...] about Put a Fresh Twist on Your Favorite Summer Treats
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Below is a blog for Phillip Hain, a dad of a son with autism. I'm reprinting his blog for Father's Day because it's valuable and from the heart. "I’ve been an advocate for my son Andrew since 1996 when he was first diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at age 3½. There is a great deal of irony in calling myself an advocate because when my wife and I first heard the news that … [Read more...] about Five Things I’ve Learned as an Autism Dad
Dancing around the Maypole is lovely European tradition usually celebrating Mayday. But, in many countries, it's a dance that takes place all summer long. Now, obviously it is not May, so my version of this sweet tradition is to welcome summer and was the perfect accessory to my 3-year-old daughter's birthday party! We had so much fun dancing around the Maypole, and we know … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Own Maypole
I was surprised to hear that former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be addressing a room full of marketing professionals in San Francisco this week. But that didn't stop me and thousands of others from descending upon Moscone Center to hear what she had to say. In her address at software company Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit, Clinton explained how … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: “You Can’t Take Criticism Personally, But You Should Take It Seriously”
On every street corner at this time of year, I see small inter-generational huddles: grandparents, parents, and kids, together for the holidays. Shopping for last minute presents, walking the neighborhood, stopping at the fudge shop on the corner. Everyone is bundled up, looking like colorful postcards of families happy to be together as Christmas inches closer.But … [Read more...] about Too Much Family Togetherness?