Our family has been living gluten-free due to Celiac Disease for over 6 years. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and very similar to the protein found in outs. This means that any food needs to be made specially – bread, pasta, cake, pizza crust, pretzels, cookies, etc. [...]
This week marks my first trip away from my daughters. I have come to stay with my grandmother and her husband to help them as she starts recovering from her stroke. Her prognosis looks good, but every difference between “before” and “after” is difficult.
This is both one of the hardest things I’ve done [...]
Spring and Summer have arrived, so it’s time to break out the outdoor games! Gamewright has been our favorite source for games for the past year and a half, and with its new releases, it looks like that trend will continue. (and not just because they send us games for review!) We [...]
Global Knowledge worked in conjunction with TechRepublic to learn more about the status of the IT profession as well as learning more about the effects of education and certification on the salary IT professionals.
As the wife of an IT professional, I was fascinated to read about these results. Within the 2008 IT Skills and [...]
Our oldest daughter is kicking my husband out of his computer room and taking it over as her bedroom. This is happening much slower than she would prefer, but she’s thrilled that it’s happening at all. Because BG is our fashionista child, she has been thinking a lot about design and poring over [...]
They say that every person has a book inside them. Well, for those of us who have actually written a book, the question is finding a way to get that book into the hands of readers. Figuring out agents, editors, and publishers is incredibly time-consuming, and the rejections are emotionally draining.
If you need [...]
When someone says the words “Accident Compensation“, people think of our overly-litigious society, and often of someone getting money that isn’t deserved. While this can be accurate, it isn’t always.
My husband was the passenger in a car accident that left him with whiplash. We didn’t want to sue, thinking that his neck pain [...]
There’s a lot of jewelry out there. A lot. I was making jewelry last year (and will be again when the weather warms up), and noticed that there were a lot of beaders and jewelers cropping up. As I was selling my creations at the Farmer’s Market and at craft fairs, I [...]
We have a lot of windows in our house. Some days, that’s a Good Thing – we have a gorgeous view of the ocean if you tilt your head right, and even on cold days the sun warms us through the windows. However, if you want to eat lunch without going blind or [...]
My youngest daughter is now weaned, so I should be out of the realm of frumpy clothes. In reality? I still have some of my clothes from high school. I was excited about the opportunity to wear dresses, and when my older daughters started telling me that I looked like a “before” [...]