Giveaway: Tupperware Gives to You Too

Earlier this week, at the Tupperware party I had a few remarkable conversations. Rick Goings (the CEO of Tupperware) was telling me about the growth of the company, and (unlike any other man in his position) he wasn’t talking to me about the product. Rick was talking to me about the people. He said that the way to success is to, “find a great parade and walk in front of it.”I suspect that Rick does a lot more than lead a great parade. What I heard was that women in …

Friday Confession: Hunting The Free Range Hamster

I have an ongoing hamster issue. This time last year our son, Alexander, was given a hamster for his seventh birthday. Said hamster escaped again several months ago, and after many weeks of hamster stalking we threw in the towel and got a new hamster for Alexander. If you are a friend of mine on facebook you may have seen some of my recent updates, they look like this: Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting hamsters. I found a little stash of dog food in the kitchen last week, so …

Last Night’s Festivities

As soon as I find out more about Rick Going’s shoes, I’ll give you the full scoop on this party. The two second version: I got to hang out with incredible people, at an incredible house and develop an unhealthy girl crush on Rick Goings’ wife Susan. I’m dazzled and pleased to report that Tupperware has donated $1.5 million to the Boys and Girls Club. More later, I promise, I’m still just standing around with stars in my eyes. More stories at A Tupperware Party Powered by Whrrl

Laundry is the Indicator

Jane returned from her sleep away camp a little aloof, but basically the same kid. She was tired and slept for about a day and a half. She made friends, and had a great time in spite of having neither hot water nor mirrors. Doing the laundry made me understand Jane’s week away from us. As I opened the bag, I was instantly transported back in time by the heavy scent of campfire. Glitter, horsehair and dirt fell out of the corners of her bag. It was camp, as camping …

Tech Talk Tuesday: Family Documents

Last week I finished my early summer project. Scanning the kids’ schoolwork onto a hard drive. Remember the boxes of paper your mom used to have, every test and worksheet piled high into a stack of termite bait? I just take a day at the end of each semester and scan the work into a portable hard drive and I’m all done. I feel great about it, and it seems like such a perfect solution to the paper problem, but I forgot one thing our home. Two weeks ago as …