Monthly Archives: November 2013

American Girl Doll – an American dream or a nightmare?


When my daughter was seven, she asked me for an American Girl doll. For most mothers a request for a doll will be a regular occurrence. For me it was like a dream come true (never mind the fact that the only reason she asked was because her best friend got one). As soon as [...]

Pink vs. Blue, or How Convention Defeated Mom

I consider myself a very lucky parent, because my children in my opinion are very easy going. There is very little drama when it comes to my kids’ daily life (except maybe when it’s meal time, but that is a whole different story). When it comes to clothes, I’ve heard and sympathized with a friend [...]

Quotes by Dr. Ben Carson


When students embrace the concept of striving for excellence, it completely changes their opinion of who they are and what they can do. Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. There is a danger of getting lost in a fantasy world while neglecting the serious things in life such as [...]

To Dessert or Not to Dessert

Supermarket Choices

The new school year was on its way, and my son, who started first grade needed a daily snack to eat in school. After I obtained all the regular suspects, i.e. gold fish of multiple varieties, crackers( unsalted of course), sea weed in small individual packages, baby carrots, apple slices and tangerines, I thought what [...]