Monthly Archives: June 2012

Why I’ll Encourage My Daughter To Have Babies Sooner Than I Did

I’m 40 years older than my daughter, Viv.  As my mother helpfully pointed out, if Viv waits until she’s 40 to have kids like I did, then I’ll be 80 (eighty!) before I’m a grandma.  Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t be in any rush to explain safe sex to my daughter.  Is being a teen mom […]

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10 Reasons Our Parents Had It So Much Easier

On stressful days, I just want to crank my DeLorean up to 88 mph and travel back to the 1980s, when parenting seemed less taxing and came with a far skinnier rule book.  I’m not alone — a report from the Social Issues Research Centre found that nearly half of mothers think the 1970s and […]

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Before & After

Before After

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Barney Butter Giveaway – Yum

THE BARNEY BUTTER GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THANK YOU FOR PLAYING. Have you tried Barney Butter?  It’s an all natural almond butter that’s yummy and good for you too, with less than half the saturated fat of peanut butter.  Perfect for folks with peanut allergies.   It’s even gluten free!   It’s no wonder Oprah’s a fan. […]

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Swede and Sour

I’m not just a fake blonde—I’m something of a Swedophile.  I drive a Volvo, cared for by Bjorn at the Swedish Otto Kleenik.   I enjoy lingonberry jam.  My favorite muppet is the Swedish Chef. But Ikea, we need to talk.

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