Father Knows Best

Here's the scenario:  I make pot roast for dinner.  Mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.  Macaroni and cheese.  Salami rolls.  Peanut butter and jelly. Cheese sticks somehow show up at the table.  My kids are sitting there in front of the "firstmeal," as I like to call it, looking at it as though the prospect…

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Less is more.  I know that.  You know that.  But somehow, this knowing slips away while trying to survive in 21st century middle class America.  I'm not sure if we even hit the middle class, or if one even exists anymore, but I do know that on some level my generation is overspending and undervaluing. …

The Secret Agent Ice Bat

I'm the luckiest mom in the world.  This year for Mother's Day, I didn't get breakfast in bed.  No jewelry or gift certificates for manis or pedis.  I didn't even get a Hallmark card from my hubby.  But the day before Mother's Day, on my counter appeared a mysterious box wrapped with flowery paper.  My…