Happy trails to Kurt Warner. One of the greatest and most overlooked quarterbacks in NFL history retired this week. Warner was not even drafted in 1994 after completing his senior season at Northern Iowa. He was signed as a free […]
Because Volvo is so imbued with a green, people-friendly ethic, it is hard for some to believe that the brand doesn’t offer an electric car. Giving consumers the choice of an emissions-free vehicle seems utterly in keeping with what most […]
The cold, dull, and busy winter in some parts of the country has left many parents and kids dreaming of a get-away. But with finances and budgets tight, many can’t even imagine saving enough for a family vacation. Experts say […]
In every marriage, spouses face an inevitable choice between their children and their spouse. It is a classic dilemma that confronts every couple and one that is inescapable and difficult. It is especially true in second marriages, like mine. I […]
One of my favorite non “holiday” days of the year is Super Bowl Sunday. It really doesn’t matter if you like either of the teams. All that matters is that it’s party time. Most people throw a party or better […]
Love is more than a wonderful gift to give your children; it’s also good insurance. Showing your love tells them they are worthy of love and respect and shapes their expectations of how others treat them. A child who feels […]
The fine folks at Litl were nice enough to send us a Litl Webbook to test out and let both big and little hands play around with it. The results of our tests showed some promise for the Litl company, […]
The tricky part is the hallway. I carefully try to place my foot on our wood floor hallway in the tiny spots that don’t creak loud enough for our neighbors to call the police. I gently place my hand on the door knob and open the door, without letting go because if I do it will slam into the wall. I look into the room and bask in the sweetness of my 5-year old twins sleeping silently, peacefully, infusing my heart and soul with love, affection and utter goodness.
There are easier, more effective, ways to look like a million bucks than by plunking down that much on some surgical solution — the way some Hollywood pretty-boy wannabe would. And just your luck: all involve treating your body better. […]
Jim Lipsit’s wife, Cindy, knows exactly when her husband’s car pulls into the driveway — even if she’s still at work — because the house sends her a text message. And that’s not all. The Lipsits’ 2,500-square-foot home in Lake […]
The dawning of a new year prompts many people to take a fresh look at their annual budget, and what they’ll find is that auto insurance costs are substantial. Even after that revelation many people just grin and bear it, […]
Orthodontists and College. No two words scare me more since each involves kids and significant amounts of money.
But college is the scarier word. Orthodontia might or might not be required, but if the kids are going to have a leg up in the world, then some form of higher education will be required.
Sitting in Starbucks the other day, waiting for my car to be serviced, I sat next to a mom who shared a “dirty little parenting secret.” Her kids, and she and her husband, have “favorites.” She gets along better with […]
Remember when everyone was talking about how the Jets backed into the playoffs? They needed to win their last two games and somehow got lucky enough to face two teams that had already clinched spots in the postseason. Indianapolis coach […]
Last century I worked for the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco as an Assistant Hotel Manager. As part of the Sheraton Hotel management group it was taken over by the larger Starwood Hotel Corporation. I was there for the […]