Drama for Mama: American Idol Elimination Night

The final four has been selected: Jason, David Cook, David Archuleta and Syesha. That means sweet, blonde, goofy yet lovable Brooke White is going home to her husband and to pay a visit to the cute twin babies she nannied before achieving American Idol stardom. When Ryan gave her the bad news, we all knew [...]

5 Minutes With a Mom

Jennifer Enlow

Name: Jennifer Enlow Originally from: Born in New York; grew up in Rogers, AR Age/gender of children: Boy 5, Girl 2 What’s your favorite place to hang out with the kids? the backyard What’s your best defense against stress? the gym What’s your favorite chick flick? Pretty Woman If you had one week at home [...]

Advice: Mind Your Mama

Dear Jennifer, Lately my friend’s husband has been very flirty with me when my friend walks out of the room. I keep thinking that maybe it’s all in my head, but I definitely notice a change in the way he treats me. If I talk to her about it and I’m wrong about him, it’ll [...]

Drama for Mama: American Idol

No matter how you feel about Neil Diamond’s music, you’ve got to hand it to the guy. He’s enjoyed one of the longest, most successful careers in music history. The legend mentored five finalists on American Idol Tuesday night when each singer performed two songs. Jason Castro’s first song was “Forever in Blue Jeans.” It [...]

Local Group Meets to Discuss Celiac Disease

How many of you are familiar with celiac disease? Even if you’ve never heard of it, chances are you’ve noticed more and more “gluten-free” products popping up at local grocery stores and even on menus at restaurants like Outback Steakhouse and Bordino’s. The glut of gluten-free products has people with celiac disease dancing in the [...]

All Akimbo’s Mojo: ‘It’s My Potty and I’ll Go if I Want To’

Mojo has just turned 3, and I know there’s still a good chance that he won’t start kindergarten in diapers. But, I gotta say, his attitude about the potty is starting to get me down. His response when asked if he’s going to use the potty? He says, “I just don’t want to do that.” [...]

Beauty Buzz: Ask Amy

Dear Amy, My face is severely oily. What is a good product or products to help control the oil? Dear Rachel, The most important thing to remember with oily skin is that you have to treat it gently. Most people assume that a strong astringent is the best way to soak up excess oil, but [...]

Drama for Mama: Desperate Housewives

The episode opened with Dylan seeing blue lights in her rearview mirror. The officer who let her off with a warning approached her the next day in the park with some surprising news: he’s her father. (She didn’t ask for any proof, by the way. Teenagers…. Whadda ya gonna do?) The cop manipulated young Dylan [...]

Drama for Mama: Brothers & Sisters

The show began with Robert and Kitty hoping for viable embryos to implant and waiting to see if Robert would be asked to join the presidential ticket as vice president. He was asked, and Kitty can’t stand the Republican nominee. She told Robert she didn’t think he should do it, that she wanted him to [...]

Power Cooking: Three Make-Ahead Recipes

Happy Monday, mamas! I hope you had a restful weekend and didn’t have to do too much of anything that you really didn’t love. I finally dug out the fossilized mums from last fall and got some pretty pink flowers planted in the front yard. I also carved out time to go eat dinner with [...]

Devotion in Motion: The Gift of Wisdom

As mamas, one of the things we need most is wisdom. So this week I took a lesson from King Solomon, who is regarded as one of the wisest people in the Old Testament. (You probably remember the story of how he settled a dispute between two mothers who were arguing over one baby – [...]

The Rockwood Files: Play-by-play

I don’t believe in reincarnation. But if I did, I might think that legendary sports announcer Howard Cosell has returned to earth as my 6-year-old son. The sports bug sunk its teeth into Adam shortly after his fifth birthday. Suddenly everything was a game. Suddenly every t-shirt with a basketball or football on it was [...]

Drama for Mama: Grey’s Anatomy

The writer’s strike lasted sooooo long that I nearly forgot how much I love a new episode of Grey’s Anatomy. But now it’s back in all its introspective, gory glory. Derek and Meredith have been broken up for five weeks now, in which time he has been on five dates with Nurse Rose. (But they [...]

Drama for Mama: American Idol Elimination Night

Tonight was a shocker, and it reminded me that American Idol results are often heavily influenced by demographics. Carly Smithson, the Irish girl sporting an arm-length tattoo, was eliminated. She’s one of the best singers of the remaining contestants and had an outstanding performance Tuesday night. As predicted on yesterday’s update, Brooke White, who forgot [...]

A Girl and Her Dog

My poodle is a constant source of amusement. I figure she doesn’t do any work around the house, but I do have the option of clapping my hands together briskly and saying “Amuse me!” with good results. Take tonight. I was looking forward to sliding between my favorite, amber-colored, silky sheets to continue reading The [...]