Special Days Tied Up with a Shoestring

Cabin Fever Winter in Michigan means endless cold, gray, stuck-in-the-house-with-cabin-fever days which can start as early as October and last till April some years. Since I don’t admire baldness in women (from pulling out my hair!) something had to be done. Special Days filled the need. Our first, Cowboy Day, launched the tradition. We invented a…

Losing Weight on a Shoestring — Part 3

***Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or other health professional. Please consult the appropriate professional before making any changes to your diet or health. The opinions expressed in this post are based on my own thoughts, knowledge, and experiences. So far I’ve shared two tips for successful weight loss: 1) Drink More Water and 2) Get Enough Sleep….

BOOK REVIEW: Time for Bed by Mem Fox, Illus. by Jane Dyer

This book wholly replaces Goodnight Moon, classic though it stands. The gorgeous pastel and water color illustrations captivate all four of my grandchildren–truly children’s art at its finest shown by the response children give it. The text delightfully brings on bedtime. As Vayeh, one of my 2-year-olds listens, she imitates the “little mouse, little mouse,”…