Bedroom Lighting

Do you ever wonder why some people’s homes seem cozy and inviting no matter what? Sometimes you can walk into a home, and even though the decor is nothing special and the furniture is standard bargain basement fare, the rooms give off an aura of warmth and cordiality that makes you want to stay and…

Girl Power Flicks

For most people, the term “chick flick” refers to movies with a lot of mushy romance and silly jokes, or soft, effeminate themes and lots of fashion and stuff. My question is, what kind of women actually like those kinds of movies? Sure, I don’t mind watching a rom-com from time to time, but personally,…

Living Without TV

In a way, I always envied people who didn’t have a television. As much as I hated to listen to them brag about it (as people without TVs often like to do), I kind of wondered what it would be like to detach completely from that particular section of pop culture, to give up my…

Navigating Eco-Terms

You’ve walked into the grocery store and are bombarded with food labels that say “organic” and “natural.” You read about clothing that is ethically made and are fair trade, but what does it all mean? Here’s a short list of some need-to-know terms: Biodynamic — A reference usually to wine, this label indicates vineyards that…

Why Baby Sign?

Baby Sign — is it the newest craze in the parenting world used by parents who hope to have a child genius, or is it a valid and extremely useful tool to use with infants and small children? Whatever the reason, Baby Sign is slowly taking the parenting world by storm, and reactions are mixed.…