Month: August 2019

The Best Sugar Cookie Frosting Ever

The other day, Olive was reminiscing about the cookie parties we used to host for Valentine’s Day. We’d bake a whole bunch of sugar cookies, gather all the different sprinkles, make several colors of frosting, and invite friends over to decorate a plate of cookies they could take home and share with their family. Good, …

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When Your Kids Sue You For Giving Birth To Them

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a very un-valentine-sy topic. Last week, a headline caught my eye: Indian man to sue parents for giving birth to him. You might think it’s an Onion article, but it’s actually for real, reported by the BBC. And I knew it was real the moment I read the headline because I’ve …

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Style Watch: Hand-Woven Bags in Wicker, Straw, & Bamboo

Last month, my daughter Olive came home from the famous Oakland White Elephant Sale with a new handwoven-basket/hand bag. It’s the third one she’s found, and they’re the beginnings of a stylish little collection. I find myself borrowing her bags as photo props, or for my own errands, and decided I would look into buying …

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When You Want to Scream About the College Admission Cheating Scandal

Have you been following the story about the College Admission Cheating Scandal? It makes me frustrated and angry on a dozen levels. Here are a few initial thoughts that have roared in my head over the last 24 hours: – We suspect this kind of thing goes on, but here it is in all it’s …

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