Thylane Blondeau: Don't hate on this sexy 10 year old model.

Thylane Blondeau: Don't hate on this sexy 10 year old model.
My Only Daughter and her friends love to play dress up, and dabble in a little makeup and nail polish. It’s a normal part of being a 10 year old girl. For Thylane Loubry Blondeau, the 10 year old model posing in this issue of Paris Vogue, it’s a different story. Have you seen her... Read more »

RIP Sherwood Schwartz

RIP Sherwood Schwartz
Television genius, Sherwood Schwartz, died this morning, and along with him, a bit of my childhood. I grew up watching two of his most popular shows—Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch. For thirty minutes each show, less if you count the commercials, I was able to pretend what life must like marooned on a desert... Read more »

July 11 is Free Slurpee Day!

July 11 is Free Slurpee Day!
What’s summer without experiencing the thrilling rush of a brain freeze? Get yours on today with a free Slurpee at your neighborhood 7-Eleven. To commemorate their 84th birthday, the convenience store chain is planning on giving away a 7.11 ounce cup of slushy goodness today, July 11. Get it? Frozen cola, Berry Blaster, Fanta Banana,... Read more »
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Keep your porch lights on for Caylee

Keep your porch lights on for Caylee
My porch lights will stay on tonight, long after the last family member has gone to bed. This is so uncharacteristic of me; after all in my family I’m commonly called the electricity miser. But I’m willing to give ComEd a few extra pennies from my pocket—all for good reason. I’m attending Facebook’s Porch Lights... Read more »

Mean Girl v Nice Girl

Mean Girl v Nice Girl
Girls are MEAN! I’ve been reminded, again, of this ugly fact due to some troubles brewing in my hamlet of a suburban town. Girl drama of the bitterest kind: Mean Girl v Nice Girl. Friend against former friend, with other gals and pals joining in, taking sides in a fight they have no business joining.... Read more »

Selena Gomez, role model

  Selena Gomez made an appearance at our local mall, Orland Square, setting off a frenzied episode of Selena-mania. My ears have yet to recover.   Disney Channel’s latest ingénue is crisscrossing the country on a promotional trip to tout her new movie, Monte Carlo. Much has changed for the once scrub faced youngster who... Read more »
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Back Fat, Dress Fairies, and the Woes of Procrastination

  The 2011 vacation: T minus 24 hours.   We’re mixing this family vacay with a very special celebration–my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Sun, sand, and renewal of vows. It’s been in the planning for over a year. I stress this again, since it sets the stage for my story, and the woes of my... Read more »

MANGO! ice cream at SweetZ

    Have you ever had ice cream so good you had to lick real S*L*O*W, just to make it last a little longer? Or at least wished you had ordered a bigger cone’s worth?   My family and I had our first official ice cream outing of the summer tonight. It’s our habit to... Read more »

End of School Picnics: Arena for Mommy Wars

The close of the school years brings an endless parade of picnic celebrations–a much anticipated tradition enjoyed by children throughout the nation. Alas, the end of the school year also opens an arena in which moms can flex their party coordinating muscles. It’s time for the Picnic Planning Mommy Wars! What can you do with... Read more »
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Baby Storm

Boy or Girl? Neither.
I feel sorry for Baby Storm. You know, the “genderless” child born a few months ago. The mother and father have announced Baby Storm will not: be burden by color, hairstyle, clothing, activities or anything else that may place unwanted social stereotypes on their new child. To achieve this mom and dad will keep Baby... Read more »