June 24, 2011

When my family leaves the city and heads to the cabin, we relax on a number of levels. The closer we get to our destination, the more the white knuckles relax on the steering wheel. Work seems worlds away and so our conversations tend to center on the beauty of the pas...

June 24, 2011

How to entertain a crowd at your place 

I think Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz said it best: “There’s no place like the cabin” – or something like that. For me, bringing in the New Year with family and friends at the cabin is a good alternative to the glitz and glamour...

June 24, 2011

How to kick back and really enjoy entertaining your cabin guests 

This weekend we’ll have 11 members of my husband’s family to the lake. No longer an overwhelming number to me, I will plan just a few days in advance. Had you asked me how this would feel when I was a n...

June 24, 2011

You can lead a relative to water, but can you make them ski? 

There is nothing quite like the thrill of learning to water-ski. Second only to this would be the privilege of teaching a new skier. Together, over the last five summers, my husband Dan and I have taught mo...

June 24, 2011

How a devoted mom got over her squeamishness and learned to love blue plastic deli containers 

Let’s get something straight. I think worms are disgusting. The only thing I have ever liked about them is that they are good for my garden. 

And so you can imagine my surp...

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