Childhood Memories Friday: Dorm Eating in the ’80s

A recent trip to my college alma mater included a visit past a dorm. As I listened to a discussion of meal plan options, “I-bucks,” and more, I began to reminisce about the dining halls I frequented several decades back. Dorm Eating in the ’80s Back then, in the mid-’80s, the IU college meal plan […]

Spring Piano Recital Tips

I recently held a piano recital — a habit for me each spring for the past several years. It’s always a fun day and is appreciated and enjoyed by all. Here are some tips that helped the event run more smoothly. Piano Recital Favors I always like to have some type of favor for each […]

Top Baby Name Ideas for Josh and Anna Duggar

Josh and Anna Duggar are expecting baby #4 – what should they name their new baby? Fans of the famous Duggar family, featured on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” know that Josh’s parents Jim Bob and Michelle have given each of their 19 children names beginning with J. Josh and Anna Duggar have followed the […]

Cheap Fun in Chicago : Chicago Tribune Building

Heading to Chicago and looking for reasonably priced, yet interesting things to do? One highly recommended destination is the Chicago Tribune Building at 435 North Michigan Avenue. The building itself is impressive: it’s Gothic in design and was built in the 1930s. It is made of limestone and has gargoyles and various ornamentation. Its old-fashioned […]

Little Tales: Little People Church

If you’ve read my memoir, you know that church was a big part of my upbringing. So it’s probably not surprising that it played a big role in the lives of my Fisher Price Little People, too. To my knowledge, Fisher Price never made a Little People Church (boy, what a thrill it would have […]

The Best Time of Your Life

This is it: the final April day that I’ll have all three of my girls living here at home with me. I could feel the tears rising, and must admit to becoming a bit verklempt. It wasn’t the first time. I tend to feel that way many times — like I want to capture a […]

5 Guys Shakes

One of my favorite step-above-fast-food places lately is 5 Guys. Their burgers are delicious, and the orders of fries are hot, generous, and tasty, as well. Recently, our 5 Guys introduced milkshakes. They’re not available at all locations yet, but they will be. Readers, just for you, I tested a shake. It was delicious! Really […]