How to Survive College: A Guide for Prospective Parents

We survived college two times. Both times were difficult but the second time was the most difficult because it was our child who was the college student. But she graduated in June of this year with a large number of awards, something which I think was very unfair because it is the parents who deserve […]

Things to Do on Your Visit to Richmond in London

Richmond is just one of London’s finest areas beyond the Thames, and it’s the ideal spot to enjoy an afternoon picnic after a visit to the local museum or art galleries. Richmond is home to the world-famous Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, and a variety of unique boutiques if you’re in the mood for some […]

How to Create a Sexy Halloween Costume on a Shoestring Budget

Want a sexy costume for this year’s Halloween party? You don’t have to spend $50 or $100 on a packaged costume and props! Odds are you already own almost everything you need to be a hot little vixen on October 31. All you need to do is raid your closet and drawers to find the […]

Children’s Book Review: Sam and Gram and the First Day of School

Starting kindergarten can be very scary for new students and even more so for the parents of these children. One of the most frightening parts of starting school for new students is the unexpected. Although it has been many years since I started kindergarten, I can still remember starting my first day at college. As […]

World of Warcraft Patch 2.3.2.: What You Should Know

One of the most popular online games is World of Warcraft, giving thousands of users a virtual world to play and battle in. But as with any computer software program upgrades and patches are constantly needed to enhance the experience and to create a better playing environment. The newest patch, 2.3.2. has just been released […]

Hank’s Dairy in Plainfield, CT Offers Great Ice Cream and Food

With Dairy Queens replacing the local ice cream truck around neighborhoods, it is hard to fine an old fashioned ice cream parlor, but in Plainfield, Connecticut, one ice cream stand has stood the test of time for almost fifty years. Hank’s Dairy Bar offers a lot more than just ice cream and is a great […]

New Year’s Eve 2007 in Dublin, Ireland

Living overseas has afforded my husband, children, and I many opportunities to travel and experience different cultures. As we’ve begun to plan our New Year’s Eve festivities, our eyes have turned to Dublin, Ireland. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our home in England, the festivities that fill Dublin in celebration of […]

Nordstrom Recalls Two Children’s Clothing Items Due to Safety Concerns

SEATTLE, Wa. – Nordstrom, a clothing retailer, is voluntarily recalling two items of children’s clothing which have been deemed unsafe, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Nordstrom is recalling approximately 1,900 “Pine Peak Blues Children’s Jackets” and “children’s jeweled sandals,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Nordstrom Recall of the Pine […]

Window Sill Gardening

I love to grow plants of all types. I live in the South and Southerners are ingrained with the desire to plant, plant, plant. :) Even during winter the obsession must be fed! One way to do this is by starting a Window Sill Garden. If you have kids, this is a great winter project […]