When Serial, the breakout podcast* from public radio's "This American Life," aired its season finale last Thursday, I tried my best to avoid spoilers on social media. Starting the true-crime story** from episode one is on my to-do list, but I just haven't been able to find a good time to listen to podcasts lately, Serial or otherwise. The problem is … READ MORE!
One of my fears about raising boys was that I wouldn't know how to play with them. Toy tools, trucks and trains were never part of my childhood. What I didn't stop to consider were all of the activities that might appeal to both little boys and girls: arts and crafts, music, and play food. In fact, one of Levi's favorite things to do has always been pretend food shopping and cooking in his play … READ MORE!
I used to think that sending somebody a food gift was a cop-out because buying something edible required less thought (and was therefore less meaningful) than a non-perishable present. Given all of the delicious and inspiring food gifts on the market, I now recognize the ridiculousness of my logic! Here are five food-related gifts I'd be excited to give -- or receive! -- this holiday season … READ MORE!
I have a thing for gift guides. Not only do I love creating them, but I also love reading ones curated by other bloggers and magazines. I even have an ever-growing Pinterest board dedicated to some of my favorite gift guides because they're such great sources of inspiration during the holiday season. I'll actually reference them all year long, especially when shopping for another child's … READ MORE!
When I stumbled upon this infographic of coffee from around the world, I was surprised to see the four varieties attributed to the United States … READ MORE!