Welcome to The New Homemaker!
Celebrating 14 Years on the Web 1999-2013
Why is it that by April, that sweater you unwrapped during the holidays has those pesky pills under the arms and along the sides? Pilling occurs when fibers break down, separate, and then clump together in little balls. Pilling can occur on wool, cotton, cashmere, even polyester garments, usually at a point where two fabrics rub together.
Diary of a New Homemaker
Fred Rogers may be the closest thing our secular society has to a saint. He was awesome, by every report of anyone who had anything to do with him exactly as he appeared on television. Even gorillas loved him, and he loved everybody.
Consequently, I am 100% behind making March 20th, his birthday, a national holiday.
Okay, it's not likely we'll get a real live federal holiday. But we don't need one. No, if we can celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, by golly, we can celebrate Mr. Rogers Day. We are the Internet. No one tells us what to do, unless we are China, in which case we just use proxy servers.
I intend to celebrate Mr. Rogers Day this March 20th by being extra kind and patient, especially on the Internet, and by putting my shoes and sweaters away when I take them off. No, in all seriousness, I intend to emulate Fred Rogers as much as possible. Maybe it'll rub off enough that I can do it more days of the year than just Mr. Rogers Day.
A Seasonal Taste:
atching sports on TV needn't be a parents-only activity. Share your love of the game with your kids, and rooting for your favorite teams can be fun for the whole family.
Get your kids into the spirit by donning team colors, and joining you in the kitchen to cook up these delicious pretzel chicken nuggets to set down in front of the couch. They're as fun to make as they are to eat, and there's a lot of kid-friendly preparation involved! So make sure everyone washes their hands, and let's get started...
A Taste of the Managing Money Section:
n summer, garage and yard sales blossom like wildflowers all over our neighborhood. I bet it's the same in yours. If you're thinking of getting in on the action, go for it! It's a great way to clean out your house and make a little money on the side. Here are thirteen steps to garage sale success.