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Elizabeth
Full Name: Elizabeth Howard Website: http://blog.elizabethhoward.net
Info: Elizabeth is a journalist, blogger & Demand Poet. Her articles have appeared in the Kansas City Star, Review Magazine, Boston Review, the American City Business Journals, All Green Magazine and more. She writes from her Connecticut home while fending off four kids and a dog. You can read more of her writing at "Letters from a Small State."
My Kids Are Bonkers for The Bradys

My Kids Are Bonkers for The Bradys

I was not a latchkey kid in the 1970’s, but for some reason, my brothers and sisters and I watched A LOT of after school television. Gilligan’s Island, Brady Bunch, Hogan’s Heroes, Bewitched, 321 Contact. The list goes on ...
Arccos Golf: Tech that Ate My Husband

Arccos Golf: Tech that Ate My Husband

Golf season is upon us (not to mention Father’s Day approacheth!). The time of year when we go out shopping for our hubs and our dads, only to come back with another box of golf balls. WHICH, they actually appreciate. Because it’ ...
Scribblenauts Remix: Ridiculously Fun App

Scribblenauts Remix: Ridiculously Fun App

Screentime is an issue at our house (like yours too, right?). As in, we set timers and our kids (one boy, three girls, ages 10 through 6) get no more than 30 minutes of video games a day. That includes educational games, though on snow days ...
Things are definitely flaming here…

Things are definitely flaming here…

Here’s the problem with my reviewing Duraflame Stax: I am married to a Canadian, former Army officer, who is capable of growing a very full beard. You KNOW what that means. The second he spotted the Duraflame Stax by the fireplace, he ...
Stickers are Good…

Stickers are Good…

I became a mother of four overnight, via the foster care system. So my acquisition of Mom skills and techniques was a madly fast combination of trial-error, parent-modeling of my 26-year-old nanny, and dashing off desperate questions to fri ...
Exploring the World on your iPhone

Exploring the World on your iPhone

My kids are constantly trying to get my attention when I am happily engaged reading status updates on my iPhone’s Facebook app. Tati even likes to yell: “MOM MOM MOM!” then grab the phone and smack me on the nose if I don& ...
Because Sometimes Life Stinks…

Because Sometimes Life Stinks…

We have all kinds of smell producers in our house– compost, cat, dog, not-quite-potty-trained twins, a cloth-diaper-wearing baby. We clean the litter box, the trash can, the compost bucket, the diaper pails regularly, but that doesn&# ...