Happy Birth Mother's Day!

Happy Birth Mother’s Day! 4

During my childhood, a 15-year-old expectant young woman came to stay with our family for a few months to attend support classes and make some very difficult decisions. As I watched someone not much older than myself make grown up choices I realized that creating life is serious business and not something to take lightly ...
Parable of the Red Shoes

Parable of the Red Shoes 2

A month ago, I was in charge of our church Relief Society birthday party. (Relief Society is the service and education organization for women age 18+ in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or LDS church, of which I am a member). I wanted the celebration of the founding of our organization to ...
Doll Brawl

Doll Brawl

With all the hype about the news of Osama bin laden’s death, another important story has been woefully pushed aside. In case you hadn’t heard, MGA Entertainment won a multi-million dollar law suit against Mattel in a cosmetic bloodbath over who owned the copyright to the Bratz doll line. As it turns out, Bratz was ...
Dam the Spam

Dam the Spam

Spam, the food form, is canned precooked meat products made by Hormel Foods Corporation. It is believed the name came from a word combination of “spiced ham.” The labeled ingredients in the classic variety are chopped pork shoulder meat with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato starch, and sodium nitrite. Varieties of Spam include ...
Hats Off to the Royal Wedding!

Hats Off to the Royal Wedding!

Cheerio, good mates! Yes, I spent the weekend as an honorary Brit. I watched hours of recorded royal wedding footage (on turbo-speed when necessary) and googled post-event highlights. It truly was a gorgeous wedding, and Kate’s dress was a knockout – elegant, but understated. I think the whole event was climactic enough that the people ...