Cabbage Patch Kids

18 Feb 19

I’m a child of the eighties, through and through.  I grew up wearing rara skirts, jellie shoes and anything that Madonna or Cyndi Lauper made look super cool!  I listened to Tiffany and Paula Abdul cassettes on my Walkman and watched Alf, Fraggle Rock and the Golden Girls.  I longed for a Cabbage Patch Kid […]

18 Feb 19
WHNT.com

(CNN) — Barbie is getting a new set of wheels — one that’s long overdue and a serious game-changer. Last week, Mattel unveiled two new Barbies as part of its Fashionista line: Barbie in a wheelchair and Barbie with a prosthetic leg. Kim Culmone, Vice President of Barbie Design, told Teen Vogue that one of the most frequent requests […]

18 Feb 19
The View From the Bathroom Floor

I was raised in the United Methodist Church. One of my most formative theological foundations is rooted in the gift of the open Communion Table. I was taught from a very early age that we are all welcome at The Table. When my friends came to church, they were welcome. When I brought my Cabbage […]

17 Feb 19
misfitsandheroes

The jar of Vlasic pickles I found on the grocery store shelf sports a cartoon image of a stork on the front label and the top lid.  The stork has a bow tie, a deliveryman’s cap, and eye glasses sitting partway down its long beak.  It seems to be male.  He’s holding the pickle like […]

16 Feb 19
GeekandGear.com

Remember those Star Wars figurines you used to have that you (or your mom) tossed in the trash during a springtime closet cleanup a decade ago? Maybe you had some original Hot Wheels cars with red lines on the tires, or a vintage Stretch Armstrong or GI Joe doll? Emily Eppert, a mom of three, […]

16 Feb 19
Ride for Human Rights

Nancy here. Joey and Jeffrey leave in three days. Fads come and go. Maybe you remember hula hoops, or lava lamps, or Gumby toys, Cabbage Patch Kids, platform shoes, trolls (not the Internet kind), or Tamagotchi pets. Jeffrey has been practicing immigration law for 36 years.  It was not a fad.  There were few articles […]

16 Feb 19
SOD IT

Over the last couple of weeks I have been asked by a number of people to explain more about the Community Garden Project. I am always delighted to do so, that is one of the purposes of the garden to help start a dialogue about our environment. I think a catchy way of explaining about […]

15 Feb 19
The Simpsons Tapped Out Addicts

I get it. Really, I do!  EA/Gracie have to stick to at least some semblance of storyline extracted from actual Simpson’s episodes.  But, man…this just took a nasty turn. Even worse, when I went back to look at the full episode that this final portion of our Love Springfieldean Style (E12S19) event is based on, […]

15 Feb 19
GeekandGear.com

Remember those Star Wars figurines you used to have, that you (or your mom) tossed in the trash during a springtime closet cleanup a decade ago? Maybe you had some original Wheels cars with red lines on the tires, or a vintage Stretch Armstrong or GI Joe doll? Emily Eppert, a mom of three, still […]

15 Feb 19
GeekandGear.com

Remember those Star Wars figurines you used to have, that you (or your mom) tossed in the trash during a springtime closet cleanup a decade ago? Maybe you had some original Wheels cars with red lines on the tires, or a vintage Stretch Armstrong or GI Joe doll? Emily Eppert, a mom of three, still […]

15 Feb 19
Scary Mommy

Having a litter of kids means lots of things—shoes are all over the place, there are never enough snacks, and there’s a birthday party every other Saturday. If you want to go the gift card route, no judgment here. But if your kid is bound and determined to find “the perfect toy!” for their kindergarten […]

15 Feb 19
Fifty 'til Fifty

This morning, the cold that has been teasing me for the past two days materialized. I spent the day on the couch, unable to go back to sleep, but without the energy to do anything meaningful. The Siamese has gone back to meowing all night, which is making it hard to get solid sleep. My […]

14 Feb 19
That's What She Said...

It’s as easy as riding a bicycle…   The genius that coined that phrase should be kicked in the shin for every time my shoelaces got wrapped around my peddles and I ate asphalt. If you have not sported a Hitler shaped mustache burn mark above your upper lip or picked rocks out of road […]

14 Feb 19
Runs with chainsaw and other Sharp Objects

When I was a kid in the 80s drugs were not a top news story.  The Internet was nearly two decades away and the latest phone technology was a phone shaped like a football.  Big wheels and cabbage patch kids were how we rolled. I was enrolled in preschool making me about 4 years old […]

13 Feb 19
Running at 6

Spoiler alert – it’s not “I Love You”. When I was in 3rd or 4th grade, Cabbage Patch Kids were the rage.  I begged and prayed for one for Christmas and was so excited to rip open the wrapping paper that Christmas morning to see if Santa had heard my pleas.  When I saw that […]