Today, social media is just another part of being a member of society – so your kids need to participate! Especially if they are nearing the age of 13, like mine.
That said, as parents we want to keep our children safe while they are using social media.
I logged some time on the interwebs last week and found a few ways to keep them safe online – including a … Read More
The image that pops into our heads when we hear about charitable donations is that it involves giving money, food, books and other material stuff. This is the image that has been painted by most of the modern day charity industry.
To me, though, the best kind of charity work does involve giving – just not cash or material items. I prefer another type of charity – donating my time.… Read More
When we finished our basement a couple of years ago, we made one room an office and lined the walls with IKEA Billy bookshelves. This summer, when we decided we never really used the office and the space would be better as an art studio, we needed to do something with the books and some of the bookshelves to make room for the large craft tables we now wanted for … Read More
In 1984 I was twelve years old. I had a major crush on Ralph Macchio from the Karate Kid. I read in TeenBeat or Bop or one of those magazines that I used to spend my allowance on that Ralph Macchio loved Bruce Springsteen. So, I started saying that I loved Bruce Springsteen–because this way, when I met Ralph and we fell in love, we would have something in common. … Read More
It is almost that time of the year again when all attention turns to October 31st – Halloween.
For me, Halloween is one of the best days of the year. I have always enjoyed myself throughly every Halloween, since I was 5 years old I think.
I enjoy everything about the holiday: talk about carving pumpkins, attending a bonfire party, playing pranks or any other thing that can rush my … Read More
Do you know someone who has died from an overdose?
I do. Two overdoses in my circle, actually. One very close relative many years ago, and a friend who died less than 4 months ago.
Overdosing is a truly sad, meaningless way to go. It leaves families and friends feeling terribly guilty, asking themselves “what did I miss” and blaming themselves with, “I should have been there!”.
In my friends … Read More
This Thursday, I am giving my heartfelt thanks for my two long-life besties, Tammy Winscott (a well known family attorney around here) and Charlese McDowell.
Due to my recent illness, I’ve had a tough time keeping things running here at Castle Winslow during past three months. But help was not far.
Despite having two busy families and intense careers of their own, Tammy and Charlese both came to my rescue … Read More