Between Us: How Full Is Your Bucket?

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A few weeks ago, my daughter did a presentation at school with her classmates based on the book Have You Filled A Bucket Today: A Guide To Daily Happiness For Kids.  The book is about how we all carry an invisible bucket.  There are bucket fillers and bucket dippers.  You fill a bucket when you have a positive attitude and help others.  You dip into a bucket when you say hurtful things without considering how your words and actions affect others. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: French Toast with a Twist

French Toast

Take your breakfast or brunch from blah to BAM with these amazingly delicious French toast recipes! Continue reading

inspIration: Love


I am planning a wedding for one of my clients and it’s got me feeling all mushy. I love seeing two people so in love and ready to start a new phase of life together. Continue reading

Between Us: When Kids Lie

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How could this sweet face tell such a big lie?

Last week, my daughter told her first lie… or should I say, her first real lie.  She lies as much as the average kid, I guess.  She’s at the age when little lies seem to weave into her adventures on the playground and her imagination blurs the line between truth and fantasy.  But this time was different.  This time, the lie was deliberate. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Add Some Flavor To Your Backyard Bash

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Summer officially kicks off this weekend!  What better way to get it started than by firing up the grill for the first BBQ of the season.  In addition to the usual favorites, add some flavor to your backyard bash with these delicious recipes. Continue reading

inspIration: How To Make A Dream Come True

your dreams

Have you ever been so close to reaching your dream, you can taste it…feel it…touch it?  That’s how I’ve been feeling lately.  That realizing my dream is so close!  Which is sooo exciting and sooo scary at the same time. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler & Blueberry Peach Cobbler Recipes


I’ve always wondered exactly what rhubarb is.  I’ve heard of rhubarb pie, jams and jellies, but I was always afraid to try it because it looked too much like celery.  And I hate celery.  So when I went to a restaurant that served buttermilk biscuits with butter and strawberry rhubarb puree, I was a little skeptical about trying it.  But, boy was I glad I did!  Continue reading

8 Must-Have Apps For Parents


Get organized, save time and money with these 8 great apps for parents: Continue reading

Between Us: You Are Just Like Your Mother—Compliment or Curse?

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Once my mother ate a habanero pepper.  My aunt had warned her that she only bought them for decoration and that my mother shouldn’t eat it.  “Oh no, I like it hot, I eat peppers all the time,” she said.    We all tried to warn her again to no avail.  Well I’m sure you can guess what happened next.  She danced around that kitchen like MC Hammer! Continue reading

Eat & Tell: My Love/Hate Relationship With Cake Pops


Thanks to the fabulous Bakerella, cake pops are the cutest thing to hit the sweet scene in years.  Being the sweet geek that I am, I couldn’t wait to try my hand at making some.  I went out and got Bakerella’s book, Cake Pops and all of the supplies that I needed to make my cake pops.  And then the hell began…

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