July 10th, 2008

Keeping Up With the Big Boys

May 17th, 2008


He’s up with the sun, pulling on socks, tying cleats, and crawling under the living room couch to retrieve his hat.

“Is it time now?” he asks every fifteen minutes for over two hours until at last it is time and we pile into the van.

“Will you be watching?” he wants to know as we drive to the field.

“Of course I will.”

“Will everyone be watching?”

“Yes, sweetie.

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February 4th, 2008


Justice reigns. And congratulations to the very impressive Donna who predicted the game with precision. She has already emailed to claim her prize, telling me that her son helped pick the winning score and that the prospect of winning a rooster mug made the game even more thrilling in its final moments. I am gratified.

It took a tall boy for me to drive safely home from our dear friends’

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February 2nd, 2008

Super Bowl Contest – Updated

Make your picks … Who will win and what will be the score? First closest guess wins your choice of an item from the DanielleBean.com online store.

UPDATED: Here are our family picks. And just to head off any congratulatory emails you might be tempted to send my way: #9 is our dog’s name. Good luck!

February 2nd, 2008

Super Bowl is Bad for Your Health

With pretty much everyone on the planet predicting a blowout for the Patriots, I suppose there’s little risk of heart failure during tomorrow’s game. But no matter what the score, please … no double dipping.

February 1st, 2008

Super Snacks!

I asked for them and you sent them. Here, for your game day inspiration, are the Super Bowl recipes shared by readers:

First, though Kate Wicker admits she’s not be much of a football fan, she does like to cook. She offers some game day snack recipes, many of them lighter alternatives to fatty dips and snacks: Endamame Dip, Pinwheel Sandwiches, Polenta Pizza, and Spinach Hummus.

For those of you

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January 21st, 2008


Since I heard from dozens of you wanting to know what the heck Dan’s problem is with the Patriots, I decided to give him a chance to respond. His answer?

I maintain a naive belief in the saying: Cheat, cheat, never beat.

That is all. If you Patriots fanatics want to send him hate mail, you’ll have to do so through his blog. Except he doesn’t have one.

January 20th, 2008


Rats. My secret shopping plan was crushed today.

How could I have known that the contempt the man of the house has for the Patriots was such that he would not even be interested in sitting through today’s first game? And that he would instead insist upon a family trip to a health club 90 minutes away where he needed to pick up a sample tennis racket for use in

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