Animal Planet DID WHAT?

Animal Planet DID WHAT?

What were you thinking, Animal Planet? On Friday night, I sat down with my kids, ages 11 and 7, to catch an episode of Tanked. My son, 11, loves Tanked and all the amazing fish tanks displayed on the show. Slightly before 8pm, during a commercial break, Animal Planet decides it was the perfect time [Read More]

Hallowe’en Family Fun at Greenfield Village


My kids are at great ages – 11 and 7 – for enjoying all things Halloween. That’s why I’m pleased to tell you about our visit to Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village this past weekend. Many thanks to The Henry Ford Museum for providing me and my family with passes. All thoughts are my own. Have [Read More]

What My Son Doesn’t Want You To Know


We sit in the doctor’s office for yet another yearly check-up. As my eyes sweep the small examination room, I wonder if I will ever NOT think about how this room must have been built in 1982, what with its faux wood paneling. “Mom,” my lanky eleven-year-old says. “Remember?” Smiling, he then smacks his lips slowly, [Read More]

5 Things I Love about October


Halloween is the Mariah Carey of October. That said, even someone like me, who prefers summer to any other season, can find lots of other, less dramatic things to like about October. Here’s my 5 favorite things about the tenth month of the year: 1. Candy pumpkins With apologies to candy corn, our family prefers [Read More]

My Pet Peeve

My Pet Peeve

Have you visited GameStop before? It’s a video game store mostly staffed by people who have not seen the sun in several years. Every now and then my tween gets a GameStop gift card so we shop there. On one such occasion, the clerk asked if we were in the rewards program. I didn’t know, [Read More]