Archive for April 2011

I have hope for the royal wedding

I have hope for the royal wedding
Just as I did in 1981 for the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles, I will be up early and spend hours glued to the television, taking in every detail of Will and Kate’s wedding–dress, guests, carriage, and hopefully a balcony kiss. Ok, so maybe there will be a slight difference this time... Read more »

Tiger Cub starts her own blog

Tiger cub and normal teen
There’s new competition in the blogging world. Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, better known as Tiger Mother’s first born cub, debuted her blog earlier this month. So aptly titled, New Tiger in Town. My suspicions were confirmed as soon as I logged on her site: Ms Chua-Rebenfeld is a….       …smart, funny, articulate, well-adjusted teenager. She... Read more »

Brassiered 24/7? No thanks!

Specially designed to ward off wrinkly boobs while you sleep
What’s the first thing I do when I reach the comfort and safety of home? I throw off my bra. Freedom! Apparently this act of liberty, while allowing me a breath of relief, may leave me with saggy boobs. The best way to combat sag and a weathered cleavage, according to some experts, is to... Read more »
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My house smells...yummy

My house smells...yummy
A friend paid me a visit this morning and as she walked through the door, she sniffed, “Your house smells like food.” Now there are two ways to take this comment. #1 Compliment: The aroma of last night’s dinner is still in the air as a testament of the home cooked meal I prepared and... Read more »

Most Harmonious Combination of Kids. Too bad I don't have it.

#8 -- two boys and a girl
My kids fight and bicker. A lot. And now, according to a recent survey by Bounty.com, I have another reason to explain the lack of sibling harmony in my household. I birthed the wrong combination of kids. Bounty.com rated the son/daughter combination of over two thousand families in several categories including behavior, ease of care,... Read more »

Favorite Child

    My daughter often asks me to name my favorite child and I always have the same answer. “You’re my favorite daughter.” “But I’m your only daughter!” Exactly. The topic of favoritism has been in the news lately, starting with a Babble blogger’s admission that she has a favorite child, and *gasp* actually may... Read more »
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I love Amy Chua

  Tiger Mama’s first born cub just got accepted into Harvard.  A sense of vindication, considering all the bad press Amy Chua has received. After reading Chua’s memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, I had mixed emotions. I admit, while I raised my brow at some of her rigid child raising techniques–ridicule, threats, and... Read more »

I Hate My Armpits

I Hate My Armpits
Mary Schmich hates her armpits. I do, too. In fact, it’s a feeling shared by almost every women in the world, as researched and documented by Unilever, Inc. The company is even touting a new product, Dove’s Go Sleeveless,  claiming to give you prettier armpits in five days. Humph. What’s there to like? Armpits are... Read more »