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Missing Black Friday tradition, but happy for sleep

November 23, 2012 – 5:49 am |

For the first time in three years, I’m out covering the “Black Friday” story for the newspaper. Last year’s adventure, (while always fun to meet people and see them go into the store first) left …

Back-to-school shopping signals start of new adventure

July 16, 2012 – 3:10 pm |

Pencils and glue sticks and paper, oh my!
Two different shopping trips, six bags of supplies, and $100 later – eek! – and my kids have everything on their teachers’ lists for back-to-school.
“New Crayons for me? …

School supplies in high demand

July 14, 2011 – 5:25 pm |
Shopping for school supplies

Three shopping trips, luckily with a sleeping baby, a few frazzled moments as we wandered from aisle to aisle, and five (or was it six?) bags later — and I think we’re done.
Welcome to back-to-school …

Mommy's helper saves the day

December 4, 2009 – 9:40 am |

I have my own personal Christmas angel this year. A good friend – knowing how bogged down I’ve been with work, holiday travelling and preparations for Christmas, offered to help organize my home.
She came over …

Thank you, Santa Claus

November 11, 2009 – 1:09 pm |
Thank you, Santa Claus

Santa has my thanks.
My kids and I accidentally stumbled on the jolly old man this past weekend at a local shopping mall. (Yes, parents, be warned. He’s already there.)
As the kids and I wandered through …

Free stuff alert

October 19, 2009 – 1:42 pm |

I got an e-mail alerting me to a “free” DVD giveaway from Brainy Baby. It’s not entirely free – you have to pay shipping and handling that’s $6.95 – but still, with holidays around the …

Check your pocket before rummaging through the garbage

September 20, 2009 – 1:31 pm |
Check your pocket before rummaging through the garbage

Sometimes moms hear words of wisdom: from other moms, their own moms, or even strangers.
Here’s mine from a Saturday running errands with the kids:
• Before sticking your hand down a garbage can at a local …

Pop go the blue jeans: Time to say goodbye to an old size

September 9, 2009 – 12:52 pm |
Pop go the blue jeans: Time to say goodbye to an old size

I bought a new pair of jeans Saturday. I got home and – yup – they don’t fit. I should have known. The scale told me so that morning but I ignored it.
When I stepped …