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Monthly archive July, 2010

Fashionably Prude

I don’t think that anyone who reads my blog, or my posts over on the Love & Sex channel at The Stir, would ever call me a prude but I’m a little old-fashioned when it comes to raising my kids. No violent video games, few PG-13 movies and no explicit music. (Except for that one...

Little Black Beach Dress

I live a few miles from the beach in extremely sunny South Florida. I grew up here as well, back in the days when we went to the beach every weekend and slathered baby oil all over our bodies to get a deep dark tan. Or a bright pink burn. For the last 15 or...

Seduced By A French Bench

Back in January, when the temperatures in South Florida were cool, the New York Times featured the Louisiane Bench on the front page of their Home Section. It was the kind of bench that resides in Parisian parks but it was a beautiful, deep red color. And for some reason, I fell in love. I...

I’m Going "The Stir" Crazy

I haven’t been able to sleep for days. Well, at least sleep past 5:00 a.m. I’m just so excited about life. It’s summer and I’ve been traveling and even have a few more trips on my agenda. I’m married to a wonderful, fine-looking, cooking man. My kids are happy, healthy and (mostly) a pleasure to...

Blue Snake Eyes

Every year, on my birthday, even after I turned 40, my mom recounts for me the story of my birth. It varies slightly from year to year but the sentiment is the same. And I look forward to my mom’s call being the first phone call I get that day. She’s my mom. She gave...

Gone To Carolina In My Rented Minivan

Tomorrow morning, at the early hour of 4:00 am, my family (my husband, son, daughter, stepdaughter and me) will get up, climb into our rented mini-van and drive the 11 hours or so to get to Caswell Beach in North Carolina. Our new version of an old tradition. Family vacation at the beach runs in...