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The Mom Vivant / The Busy Trap by Tim Kreider of the NYT

June 30, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock response is a kind of...

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June 28, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

  Stocks plunge on news of healthcare ruling

So, how do we feel when it comes to Obamacare

So, how do we feel when it comes to Obamacare

June 28, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Today's ruling that the United States Supreme Court will not question the "wisdom" of Obamacare is interesting and surprising. I think the best soundbite I have heard as I watch the coverage unfold is,"If the economy were better, I would feel better about it." Exactly. With unemployment high, we've just decided to tax people who may not have a job...

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Cook, Eat, Share

June 22, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Is that the best name for a foodie website? Cook, eat, share? This is a recipe for a summer salad made from corn and orzo that came from cookeatshare.com. This is a recipe my mom has been making for years. Light, fresh, and delicious. It’s a great summer side salad for a picnic, BBQ, or just to go alongside some grilled...

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Civics for Kids

June 22, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

All this talk about the economy has me thinking about what young people can do to earn an extra buck. In fact, right now I am employing a teenage girl from the neighborhood. I'm out of town and need someone to walk the dogs and feed the cat. I'm going to post two links to talk to kids about. If...

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June 22, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

What happens if Obamacare is struck down / Bus taunting victim fundraising goes viral  / Doctors remove tumor from fetus 

Boring? Anything but.

June 22, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Matt Taibbi writes in his latest Rolling Stone post that 2012 is the most boring Election year ever. I would argue it's one of the most important election years ever. We have an electorate that identifies as 20% Independent and polls that show the Presidential candidates are neck and neck. The constitutionality of Obamacare hangs in the balance and could...

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Keeping it Real

June 18, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

From Maressa Brown/The Stir/CafeMom.com As a tween, there was almost nothing I loved more than magazines. I read all the usual early '90s suspects ... Sassy (then JANE), YM, and of course, Seventeen. I caught hell from classmates for bringing Seventeen onto the playground as a fifth grader. Even if I secretly thought I was leagues beyond my peers, I was also sadly...

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The Mom Vivant / Summer Fun-tasy!

June 12, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

You know how Americans flocked to the movies during the Great Depression? Well, how about Moms flocking to celebrity gossip rags during a Summer when the economy is still limping along? I thought it would be fun to reprint an article from People on what celebrities are doing this Summer. Ryan Sutter from The Bachelorette is hiking the 500 mile...

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No cook meal for a hot summer night

June 12, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

From Real Simple.com Ingredients 1  15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed 1/2  cup raisins 1/4  cup chopped roasted red peppers 1/4  cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 scallions, sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil kosher salt and black pepper 1/2 pound Manchego cheese, sliced 1/4 pound thinly sliced Serrano ham or prosciutto 1/2 cup mixed olives 1/2 small loaf country bread Directions In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas, raisins, roasted peppers, parsley, scallions, oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon                                 pepper.                              Serve with the cheese, ham, olives, and bread.