November 24, 2015Thanksgiving Week
It's time for Thanksgiving. She's finishing up at work, packing, traveling, shopping for groceries, setting tables, volunteering at a Food Bank, picking up relatives from the airport, picking up pies and turkeys, cooking, cleaning up, looking forward to and stressing about seeing relatives and friends. Looking forward to seeing her college kids too. Lots of retail workers have been training and preparing for extra long hours, they will work tonight, tomorrow and through Black Friday, many straight through to the New Year. In NYC busses will be filled with high school bands unloading as Macy workers prepare and rope down parade balloons. 5K fun runs, feeding the homeless, chopping onions and celery and even baking a Tofurky are on someone's list to do. The season of the free turkey doesn't seem to exist any more at least not at my grocer. But the turkey options; organic, brined, natural, HoneyBaked are plentiful. Thanksgiving is full of opportunity. Besides telling her your thankful for her listenership, you could also make sure she takes adequate time to really remember all she is thankful for. And, don't forget clean up; it might take 12 minutes to eat a meal that took a day to prepare, but cleaning up can take up a whole quarter of the football game.
November 17, 2015Red
Why even bother making the comment that the holidays start earlier and earlier every year? Instead let's come up with a brilliant way to get people talking about our stations, like the Starbucks red cup. Really, they couldn't have planned a better marketing scheme, more ...
October 20, 2015Chapped
Chapped lips, dry hands, sinus issues- it's all happening thanks to the changing weather. Take a look at the end-caps the next time you're at a drugs store: lotions, lip balm and Breathe Rite strips are on sale, and let's not forget the tissues. 'Tis the season for ...
October 13, 2015The Dress
Homecoming is this weekend and my daughter Hannah could care less if she had a dress or not. She's a junior and a part of the student council, but feels these festivities are 'over-rated'. She's the complete opposite of her sister who enjoyed dressing up for this and ...
October 6, 2015Larry
The conversations that start up with the person sitting very close next to you on a flight usually start on safe ground; except, during my last trip I got way to much TMI mid-air from a stressed out dad. After I situated myself in my stiff airplane seat the man next ...
September 29, 2015Over Done
Over-mothering is a common occurrence with many (not all) women. There's also under-mothering but that's a whole other column. Love has a way of making us want to hold on and nurture our babies. Many of our fears and applications come from the way we were parented. ...
August 25, 2015Time For A Drive-Thru
Looking inside a woman's wallet gives you a glimpse of where she's been, places she frequents, and how much cash she carries around. A monthly cleanout shows everything from register receipts, to phone numbers scribbled on scratch paper, to outdated coupons. Most of ...
August 11, 2015Piercing
The karate moms have had much to discuss lately with all the summer vacations,barbecues, visiting in-laws and the looming back to school sales. The most recent topic was all about earrings, sort of. There I was typing away, minding my own iPad, when the mom next to me ...
July 28, 2015What's Cooking?
Over-mothering is a common occurrence with many (not all) women.There's also under-mothering but that's a whole other column. Love has a way of making us want to hold on and nurture our babies. Many of our fears and applications come from the way we were parented. ...
July 21, 2015Road Trip
My sister, her husband and their 12 year old son are taking a road trip this summer traveling from Minnesota to see my brother in California. Three people in one car is not so bad; they have an enormous SUV with every bell and whistle possible giving their son plenty ...