wellness

  • make-believe: the living is easy.

    Our kids’ last day of school isn’t officially until next week, but we’ve had a week of celebrating in anticipation of the eventual summertime freedom and school has been slowly grinding to a halt.…

    June 19, 2019 1 Comments
  • baby proof: sun protection.

    My kids’ feet have sandal lines on them. Despite our efforts to keep them fairly well protected, it’s mid-June and their little feet (and mine) are already showing the effects of our sun-loving habits.…

    June 13, 2019 47 Comments
  • gift guide: father’s day.

    For anyone looking ahead to giving the fathers in their lives a little something special on Father’s Day this year, here are a few ideas for the sweet, silly, sensitive, caring, compassionate, and crafty fathers in…

    June 5, 2019 8 Comments
  • gift guide: mother’s day.

    For anyone looking to give the mothers in their lives a little something special on Mother’s Day, this year as every year, here are a few ideas for the adventurous, thrill-seeking, tech-savvy, gadget-loving, handy,…

    May 2, 2019 21 Comments
  • habit shift: brushing my face.

    I’ve been brushing my face. I thought you should know. I’ve been brushing it dry, using gentle upward strokes. Brushing my neck, too. And what other women might refer to as their décolletage, but…

    April 2, 2019 28 Comments
  • ISO: a better night’s sleep.

    This post is sponsored by Buffy, the comforter that’s softer than a cloud. What’s the secret to a better night’s sleep? Curtains that keep out the yellow glow of the street lamp? Less time…

    March 26, 2019 28 Comments
  • simple stuff: tea strainers.

    Contrary to popular opinion, I don’t read tea leaves. Not real ones anyway. Indeed, I’d prefer the leaves to stay mostly out of my tea. But I recently had folks over for dinner and,…

    February 12, 2019 30 Comments
  • make-believe: polar vortex.

    Truth be told, I’m cold even with socks and slippers and the biggest wool sweater I own. Instead of lounging in bed wearing flirty pajamas and reading a good book, I’m hunched over my…

    January 31, 2019 26 Comments
  • a new year now, or later.

    The Christmas tree is still up, minus its decorations. If I tilt my head the wrong way, I can see a thin film of dust that’s taken up residence on my navy blue dresser.…

    January 2, 2019 16 Comments
  • make your own: ginger tea.

    It’s a good day for taking extra special care of yourself. Recovery from a stomach bug notwithstanding, there are lots of reasons to feel more than a bit queasy today. Ginger to the rescue.…

    September 27, 2018 12 Comments