Shel Harrington > Blog >
5 Ways to Put Some PUNCH in Your Easter Brunch

If you are gathering around the table with family and friends for that special after-services meal, you may be wondering what you can do to add a little pizazz to it. Here are five fun ways to Put Some Punch in Your Easter Brunch! 1. Eggs in a basket. Add some bacon or sausage, a...

7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Marriage

When the first crocus peeps through the snow we start looking forward to the freshness of spring. Windows  get opened and many of us get that itch. Out with the old, in with new – it’s spring cleaning time! What spring cleaning does for our homes – freshening, organizing, lightening up – it can do...

Baby Helmets That Will Make You Smile

One of the few challenges more difficult than parenting is parenting a special needs child. The angst of working through medical issues, academic issues, and dealing with sometimes daunting equipment is just a fraction of the concerns that such parents have. So anything that can make otherwise intimidating equipment actually put a smile on one’s...

Friday Five – Celebrate Spring

Spring is officially here – in spite of what the weather may be telling you! Here are five ways to shake off the cold and bring some spring to your environment – and your step! 1. Start a windowsill herb garden. Or a forced bulb to have daffodil or tulip in your line of sight...

Laudable Listening

Part of my job is interviewing people – clients, witnesses, experts, children. In an attempt to move the conversation along to the part where I can be helpful, I am often tempted to go all Jack Webb on people  (just the facts, ma’am, just the facts). But I have learned hurrying people along, rushing their...

Collapsing Clutter

Does kitchen clutter cause conflict in your home? Maybe I’m just projecting here! It’s been my experience that one way to learn some new (not-so-good) words is to be present while a spouse tries to open a kitchen drawer that is jammed. Some utensil, in an apparent attempt to escape, is now lodged in such...

Excuse Me While I Interrupt

There are good interruptions. Such as: “We interrupt this commercial to give you great news.” Or when the bleeding of a wound is interrupted by the wound being staunched – a life-saving interruption. But many interruptions are just plain rude. And while rude is rarely good, it’s even worse when directed at our spouse –...

Friday Five #9

Friday Five. It may be informational, entertaining, inspirational, or some combination. It may be five related thoughts, or five random topics. But it will be short. And it will leave you with a new thought, idea, or smile on your face. 1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Matt Walsh takes issue with the stereotypes of husbands and waxes eloquent...

Friday Five #8

Friday Five. It may be informational, entertaining, inspirational, or some combination. It may be five related thoughts, or five random topics. But it will be short. And it will leave you with a new thought, idea, or smile on your face.     1. Customize your anniversary card. Or any other card – for about...

Date Busters

You’re right on track with your New Year’s Resolution to have a regular date night with your spouse. You have a list of great date ideas, you both have set aside that special night, and you’re both looking forward to it. So what could possibly go wrong? Nothing – if you avoid the following Date...

Get updated by email when there's a new post!
We respect your privacy.