• Take Advantage of These Cyber Week Deals

    Hello friends! As promised, I’m sharing a few Cyber Monday deals that I’ve learned about lately. For starters, the Dancewear Solutions‘ Cyber Monday deal entitles customers to 20% off of everything in stock PLUS free shipping! This company carries clothes and shoes that the aspiring dancers or budding gymnasts in your life would probably like to own. Click on the below gallery to see a sampling of items in stock right now. Remember to use code BFCM at check out to apply the discount. In Real Life is offering 60% off its Christian music devotionals that can be used at home or with church youth groups. No coupon is needed. Simply click…

  • Three Ways to Think Outside the Box This Christmas

    Do you get overwhelmed driving from store to store to find the most popular gifts for your loved ones during the Christmas season? Has hosting that big dinner every year become even more overwhelming than it used to be? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, please keep reading to learn about a few ways you can think out of the box this Christmas and help your family celebrate the holiday without you–or your bank account–getting exhausted. (If you answered “no” to the above questions, I still hope you’ll keep reading. The ideas may help you discover a new tradition your family will want to adopt this year.)…

  • Cooking Cuisines From Different Cultures Can Be Educational and Fun

    My husband, daughters and I really enjoy eating meals made up of dishes from cultures that are different from our own. Doing so is a palate-pleasing experience and also inspires us to pause for a moment to think and talk about the people who are credited with creating or perfecting various dishes. My girls will sometimes ask if they can help me as I’m cooking. This provides the perfect opportunity for me to toss out such questions as “How long ago do you think this recipe was created?” or “Why do these herbs and spices work so well with the other ingredients in the dish?” Because I’ve always encouraged them…

  • 7 Must-Have Seasonings for Every Kitchen

    I have always enjoyed cooking. However, I do believe that my interest in experimenting with different seasonings emerged after writing an article years ago about the value of having different herbs and spices on hand in our kitchen. The information I gathered while interviewing people like Tony Hill (author of The Contemporary Encyclopedia of Herbs and Spices) and Rosie Daley (co-author of The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life and Spirit) helped me complete my assignment, as well as taught me how to spice up the meals I enjoyed preparing for my family. I know there are a lot of herbs and spices to select from in local…

  • Helpful Resources for Theatre Parents, Drama Teachers and Artistic Directors

    If you are a theatre parent or teacher and always find yourself searching for ways to support the budding thespians in your life, you’ve come to the right place! I want this page to be a place where you can come to find ideas, tips and resources alike. For now, it will include information parents. teachers/directors, as well as artistic directors. However, in time, I will likely need to separate them and have a different page for each. If you have any tips, suggestions, etc., that you’d like to share with other families, please let me know! Just contact me through this site using the contact form. FOR PARENTS Broadway…