We Try It: Homemade Ant Killer

[E] Sally J. FreedmanWe try it!3 Comments

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It happens every year like clockwork. Every June, we get invaded with ants. I’m sure it has to do with the weather, and the fact that the children home for the summer provide more than ample meals for our six-legged friends. 

[E] Sally J. FreedmanWe Try It: Homemade Ant Killer

Summer in Your Own Backyard

[E] Sally J. FreedmanJust for Fun3 Comments

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Ah… it’s June, the weather is warm and the living is easy. It’s Friday afternoon, and the dreams of the weekend loom large… except when they don’t. What happens when your summer wallet doesn’t match your summer dreams? 

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Kickstartable: Reading Rainbow on the Web

[E] Sally J. FreedmanPop Culture1 Comment

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Raise your hand if you remember watching Reading Rainbow, or if the kids you babysat for did! Reading Rainbow is as iconic as Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. I was excited when this Kickstarter was brought to my attention, because who doesn’t love LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow? And yes, the theme song will now be in your head … Read More

[E] Sally J. FreedmanKickstartable: Reading Rainbow on the Web

We Try It: An Upgraded Laundry Hamper

[E] Sally J. FreedmanWe try it!2 Comments

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There are few guarantees in life beside death and taxes, but laundry is definitely one of them. One winter weekend I had had enough, and I decided I needed to do something about the overflowing hamper in our bedroom. Why was it always overflowing? Probably because this hamper has served me since 2001, and my household has doubled since then.

[E] Sally J. FreedmanWe Try It: An Upgraded Laundry Hamper

5 Signs You’re Ready for the Last Day of School

[E] Sally J. FreedmanParenting2 Comments

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The school year is winding down for students across the country. Preschoolers are graduating, high school students are going to prom, and college students are ready to find jobs. As ready as they are to find the next best thing, let me tell you that their parents are ready to move on, too. Although talking heads may cite the benefits … Read More

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (And Now, in My Heart)

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I am member of a low-pressure book club that meets maybe four to six times per year. I maybe make it three times a year, and I always enjoy it when I do. This week, we met to discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, and I am so glad I read the book and attended the discussion. 

[E] Sally J. FreedmanA Tree Grows in Brooklyn (And Now, in My Heart)

Always a Reason to Celebrate with Allidays

[E] Sally J. FreedmanTechnology2 Comments

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Who doesn’t love random holidays? Waffle Day, Ice Cream Day, Hug a Tree Day — there are thousands of little holidays like this that happen throughout the year, but how can a person keep up? I’d gladly support National Champagne Day if I knew it was happening (it’s December 1) and National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day (September 14). Enter the smartphone app, … Read More

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New Show Recap: Parenthood 5×22, “The Pontiac”

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After a season full of surprises and heartbreak, Parenthood ends season five with the same theme. Haddie comes home from college with great hair and a girlfriend, Anna Beth Gish makes an appearance as Ryan’s domineering mother, and Joel and Julia hold hands. Oh Parenthood. I don’t even know where to start.

[E] Sally J. FreedmanNew Show Recap: Parenthood 5×22, “The Pontiac”