The latest Netflix production, Like Father, starring Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer, and Seth Rogan is a bit like Rice Krispie treats: fluffy, pleasant enough, got a little crunch to it, and just enough of a good-for-you ingredient to let you believe there’s something of value. Premise Work-obsessed Rachel (Kristen Bell) is left at the altar,… Read More
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are engaged. Even if you’ve seen an Indian wedding, you may have missed some elements. Here’s a quick primer. Read More
Rakhi is a day that celebrates sisters and brothers. Maybe that should include all siblings, but regardless, Rakhi is all about crafting. Read More
Reporting to my local municipal traffic court was just like being on an episode of ‘The Price Is Right.’ Because life is fun. Read More
I just hosted a baby shower with 80 guests. With an hour of game time, I tried to come up with a mix of familiar and new-for-them games. Read More
Ever cozy up with a book, hoping for an uplifting break, only to have the story veer into darkness and pull you further into doldrums? HappilyEverBooks.com is just what you need to find books with happy endings. Read More
Forget ‘Tales of Desperaux’ and ‘A Mouse Is In My House.’ I had my own little mousey adventure the day the power went out, and thanks to a cute, brave little fictional mouse and other children’s stories, things turned out much differently than anticipated. Read More
‘Keeping Corner’ by Kashmira Sheth is a riveting well-written call to action set 100 years ago. Curious? Keep reading.
As letter writing has shifted to e-mail, texting, and social media, epistolaries have also changed, creating e-mail epistolaries. Read More
I love jury duty. Even though I didn’t get called to serve on a case, I was absolutely delighted by the government-mandated retreat. Read More
I love epistolary novels. Indeed, these stories written in the form of letters have always held a special place in my heart. I thought I’d share my love in this introductory guide. Read More
If you haven’t read ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas, do it. It’s relevant, moving, and unflinchingly honest. Plus, it’s incredibly well-written. And if you’re Asian-American, you’re not excused.
I was recently sent an Altitude backpack by Solo to review, and I’ll admit, I was excited. While I may not technically *need* another backpack, I figured, for the sake of science and readership, I would give it a try. I’m glad I did. Read More
It’s tiring always trying to do the right thing. And while I won’t condone hurting others, it’s also not my place to judge everything and everyone always. So I will start by watching ‘Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ and appreciating it for the fictional escape from reality that it is. Read More
I’m trying to understand your point of view. Here’s what I’ve come up with. Read More
Cinda Williams Chima’s ‘Stormcaster’ came out last week, and though I tried to take my time reading it, cherishing every moment I spent visiting the Shattered Realms, I still seem to have overindulged and now, a week later, I am still reeling from a major book hangover. Read More
Books, puns, and baked goods. What’s not to love? Loganberry Books in the Larchmere neighborhood of Cleveland celebrated their 15th year of the Edible Book Festival this past weekend, and it was a delight. Read More
There are plenty of popular parenting styles out there–Helicopter parent, a Tiger mom , Free-range. Somehow, none of these metaphors quite fits a parenting style that is demanding yet lazy, fair-minded and respectful, and generally harmless. For that, I would like to introduce Skunk Parenting. Read More
Tired of the usual school fundraiser? Want to build community? Consider these Green Initiatives that have worked well for my kids’ Montessori school.
Well, if you’ve had it up to your ears in basketball, perhaps I can help. Instead of following that tournament, try your hand at this alternative contest. That’s right, it’s time for the March Earworm Madness 2018! Read More