How Happy You Make Me, Oh Shandy

The Shandy is making a comeback and this makes me very happy.  I love a Shandy and its sister drink the Lager and Lime.  You can’t call yourself British and not know what either of these drinks are.  They are staples at the pub and in the 70’s and 80’s, a Shandy was my mom’s drink of…

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jones – Happy Anniversary, Love Target

Anniversaries aren’t always romantic, especially when you become a parent.  My husband and I recently celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary.  Like many couples, we thought it would be a good tradition to celebrate our anniversary with a vacation or at the least, a weekend away every year.  We celebrated our first anniversary in New York…

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The Devil Wears a Nursing Bra?

If you haven’t heard about Time magazine’s cover story on attachment parenting featuring a mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son, you must be living under a rock.  I promise, I try not to judge, but I do find it a little strange.  Attachment parenting is not something my husband and I decided to subscribe to.  We adopted…

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My Mom Kicks Arse and Takes Names

My mom hails from Scotland, so she has a beautiful Scottish accent.  She had me when she was 30, which is the equivalent of having a baby at 20 today, but wasn’t so common back in the 70’s.  My mom was a stay-at-home mom and just like Texas, don’t mess with my mom. I can’t…

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A Royaltastic Wedding

One year ago today, I spent half the night making delicious scones, woke up at 3 a.m., made a pot of tea and sat to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  The wedding brought back so many memories of the day in July 1981, when I, a nine-year-old little girl woke at…

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