Modern Family

What is a modern family? In the ’50s, it was the Ricardos, Nelsons, and Cleavers. In the ’60s, the Addams, Montgomerys, and Robinsons. In the ’70s, the Bradys, Jeffersons, and Bunkers. In the ’80s, the Ewings, Keatons, and Huxtables. In the ’90s, the Bowers, Tanners, and Simpsons. And in this century, the Sopranos, Pritchetts, and Bluths (my favorite). But there’s been another type of family growing in ranks … More Modern Family

Giving Thanks

Our lives, in both good and bad times, are very much a product of the influential people who surround us. Today I’m acknowledging 10 such people in my life. (You might even be surprised by the last one.) I encourage you to do so, too, whether it’s by phone, handwritten letter, e-mail, or even a simple … More Giving Thanks

Pumpkin Day!

One fall Saturday, a hungry and bored couple (newly enamored with Iron Chef and pumpkin coffee) had an idea … That couple was me and my husband back when we had the kid-less luxury to lay around all day and scheme up pastimes. Now Pumpkin Day has stuck. It’s our own made-up holiday, but our … More Pumpkin Day!

3 Groovy Videos

In honor of my mom’s birthday today, here are three videos that will put a little groove in your step. Happy Birthday, Mom! We Are Family Get up and shake your groove thing. Just like my mom and her sisters always do to this song.