Guest Rant by Mary

posted: October 21st, 2015 11:35 am | 0No Comments

If you take a Newport Navigator class with your young child (I’ve been in several 2-3 year old classes lately), please pay attention to your kid and don’t check out! The instructors are great at what they do but they are there to work with the kids as a group and not one-on-one the whole […]

Does Williams-Sonoma Want Summer to Be Over?

posted: August 2nd, 2015 10:44 am | 1Comment

Just stop Williams-Sonoma. It’s August and we have five weeks left of summer. In fact it’s just starting to get good. Please don’t email me about how P-U-M-P-K-I-N! is back.

Oh Starbucks Patio Crowd

posted: July 14th, 2015 13:07 pm | 3Comments

Today I spilled coffee all over my shirt. Not a white shirt, incidentally, which is when I usually spill coffee (the coffee KNOWS) but a workout shirt. My first reaction was, “Am I burned?” because it was a fresh cup of coffee and it was on my skin, too. But I was OK. Then I […]

Guest Rant By Jo Ann

posted: March 10th, 2015 16:20 pm | 7Comments

These are “first-world” problems but need to be addressed: 1. Return Your Shopping Cart. (And this excludes moms/dads with small children who are afraid to leave them in the car by themselves for 45 seconds due to the ever-increasing number of creeps roaming the earth.) For the love of God, why don’t you return your […]

Pull Up Your Car!

posted: December 17th, 2014 09:55 am | 1Comment

How many times have you been trying to get into a left-turn lane, like at MacArthur trying to turn left onto Ford Road, and you miss the light because you can’t get into the lane? Sometimes, you can eke out enough room to squeeze over, and that’s when you see the problem: the drivers waiting […]

Say the Magic Word

posted: November 25th, 2014 08:46 am | 5Comments

I’m a fan of please and thank you. I tell my family to say please and thank you all the time. “Hand me that spatula,” one will say to me. “Please,” I respond. Or after a stony silent carpool trip, I might say, “You’re so welcome for picking you up from school and giving you […]

If NYC Can Do it, CdM Can Do it

posted: November 22nd, 2014 18:21 pm | 3Comments

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to be in New York City, one of my favorite places on earth. It was a little early for the Christmas decorations — the tree at Rockefeller Plaza was covered by scaffolding and a giant poster, and most of the big stores had their windows covered with black paper […]

Guest Rant By Gigi

posted: September 21st, 2014 18:04 pm | 3Comments

I drive a car and I do ride a bike at times. I do NOT ride a bike in heavy traffic, nor do I “wobble” when I ride. I also ride a Segway. In all my “transportation” vehicles, I follow the rules of the road. On my bike and the Segway, I follow the same […]


posted: February 13th, 2014 07:32 am | 0No Comments

There are four kinds of Facebook posts, and sadly the only good kind is also the rarest. Here is my breakdown: 1. Bragging status updates. 2. Complaining or depressed status updates. 3. Weather alerts. 4. Interesting things. Every time I’m about to post an update, I pause to make sure I’m doing No. 4. However, […]

Why Do They Mess With Success?

posted: December 2nd, 2013 08:19 am | 2Comments

I personally do not like board games, which I think are games that make you feel bored. However, my daughter loves them, and luckily for her, my sister visited this weekend and she adores games, too. They played for hours, starting with rummy tiles, then moving to old card games like War and Crazy Eights. […]