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.…

Cooking for Sunday Dinner

Have you ever heard about Sunday dinner? Well, in case you’ve never heard of it, it refers to the dinner on church ground as a part of church occasion. It usually takes place every week and uses potluck system, which means that every person or family can bring something as their potluck offering. These offerings…

Being a Team Player

The day before the Olympics I heard a news story on the radio that grabbed my wandering attention and held it fast. Later, I looked the story up on the Internet and found the article in greater detail: Morgan Hamm of Waukesha, Wis, today informed USA Gymnastics and the U. S. Olympic Committee (USOC) that…