I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Chinese New Year: What to bring for dinner

January 21, 2013

Note: I just updated this tip sheet for Chinese New Year 2017 — with specifics on how to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday with a Chinese crowd. Hope you […]

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5 reasons why “Beasts of the Southern Wild” inspires me as a parent — & daughter

January 14, 2013

I saw “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with my daughter and it had us both sobbing. We will probably weep again since I’ve ordered a copy of it on Amazon.com — […]

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5 ways to unplug from electronics & social media & reconnect with your life

January 7, 2013

My goal for the past two weeks was to unplug from social media. But the break from Facebook, Twitter and blogging turned into something bigger. I’m now reorganizing my life […]

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Why I’m unplugging for the next two weeks

December 24, 2012

Who needs Santa? I am here to deliver a huge gift to myself — and you. From now through Jan. 7th, I am shutting down my social media and pretty […]

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3 Tips for surviving the holidays as a single person

November 26, 2012

What a relief. After a dozen post-divorce years of figuring out how to deal with the holidays, I actually had a very happy, stress-free Thanksgiving. Now I’m sailing into the […]

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Recycling is the future

November 5, 2012

What a thrill! After four days without power, the electricity is back. Now that a week has passed since the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, I’m moving on to the new […]

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Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012

Please excuse me for moving slowly but I just spent the last 24 hours getting ready for Sandy — leaving me with a sore back. And it needs to heal […]

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