If you ask me, the Olympics should recognize moisturizer application as a winter sport and allow women to compete internationally. I just can’t decide whether the competition should be based on speed or results. Should the gold go to the woman who can apply the most lotion in the least amount of time, or the woman Continue reading “Cold Weather Sports of Another Kind”
December is here, which means it’s time for familiar holiday traditions—like “stress” and “guilt.”
However, if the holiday season really was stress-and-guilt-free, my guess is that mid-January we’d find ourselves asking, “Did we even celebrate Christmas?”
Of course, it’s possible everything would feel more normal as soon as we got our credit card bill in the mail or discovered Continue reading “It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas”
Christmas shopping can be stressful because it requires finding The Perfect Gift for roughly four dozen family members, intimate friends, business associates, acquaintances and near strangers, not to mention the couple who sends you a fruitcake every year despite the fact that you have no earthly idea where you met Continue reading “Searching for the Perfect Gift this Holiday Season?”
My children have attached their holiday wish lists to the refrigerator. Actually, I have to lift the lists to find the refrigerator.
A lot of us parents complain that, when it comes to the holidays, our kids want too much. Unfortunately, the same can often be said for you and me. Continue reading “Are you longing for “The Perfect Christmas”? Well, stop it.”
What comes to mind when you think the holidays? Food, for starters. We put away generous servings of everything from sweet potatoes to snowman-shaped cookies with globs of frosting. But oftentimes the family part is the hardest. You may fortunate enough to have a Norman Rockwell family complete with scores of smiling relatives at your table and Continue reading “Craving Connection”
Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make me grumpy, like setting a dish towel on fire, running over my cell phone with my car or dropping my keys in the toilet.
It’s the fact that my hair keeps leaving my head and showing up on my chin. Continue reading “How Grumpy is TOO Grumpy?”
In case you’ve been living on another planet, Richard Dean Anderson created the television character MacGyver in the ‘80s. The first thing you probably noticed about this character was his boyish smile and great hair. After that, it might dawn on you Continue reading “Raise Your Hand if You Used to Have a Crush on MacGyver”
I hate to break the news to you, but grudges make really lousy pets.
For starters, they grow WAY too fast. Give them a little TLC and they quickly become too big to keep comfortably in the average-sized suburban home. When furious family members start glaring at each other and snarling, “This house isn’t big enough for the both of us!” what they’re really saying is “the three of us.” The real problem is the Continue reading “You Can’t Snuggle with a 4000-Pound Gorilla”
Ever feel down? I mean REALLY down?
A couple months ago I was wrestling with putting on my socks and boots when it dawned on me that one of my socks was too thick for my boot. So I did the only thing that seemed fitting at that moment: I collapsed weeping onto the couch. Continue reading “Giving Depression the Boot”