Jesse Coontz

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8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

Computer Science

DIY Sharpie Mug Valentine Gift - My Sister's Suitcase - Packed with Creativity

Are you feeling the Valentine’s LOVE yet? I really like Valentine’s Day. I love making cute little things with my kids and I think it is such a fun …

Red Velvet Chocolate-Swirled Brownie Bars

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>Red velvet fever has begun in advance of Valentine’s Day. It’s everywhere.<p>Here’s my contribution.<p>They’re in between a …

How to flood cookies with royal icing

I get a lot of questions on how I decorate my cookies with royal icing. I like the method where you first outline the cookie and when the outlining …

WSJ Article Says Three Out of Four Parents Yell Once Per Month. And Now We Can All Feel Like Failures.

A new article in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> says that three out of four parents yell at their children once a month. I say four out of four parents are liars.<p>This is the most ridiculous statistic I've heard in my lifetime. I have two little children who've been out of school and snowed in within the …

Parenting

And Let It Begin With Me

Hands-Free<p>Scream-Free<p>Cry-Free<p>BPA-Free<p>Dye-Free<p>GMO-Free<p>Suddenly, parenting has picked up New Hampshire's much-loved state motto -- Live free or die.<p>I've never been a "free" gal. I've always bent more toward moderation -- organic Cinnamon Toast cereal and the like.<p>Philosophically, I think it's that I …

Parenting

Let's Not Demand More, Let's Demand Better

My kindergartener came home with her report card for the second time last week. The folded paper in the brown waiting-for-parent-signature envelope sat in her Thursday folder untouched while she went about her afternoon business of playing dolls and swinging in the backyard.<p>I opened it, the …

Parenting

Yin-Yang Motherhood: The Most Underpaid Yet Lucrative Profession in the World

As the mother of two young children, ages 6 and 3, and a driven and busy physician and researcher, I spend many nights wondering if I have a split personality, a twin sister or perhaps two heads. And, like most mothers, I am excessively hard on myself, with endless guilt and uncertainty about if I …

Parenting

It's OK If You Don't 'Love Every Minute of It'

The title of Jennifer Senior's new book about modern parenthood claims to reflect the feelings of many parents: <i>All Joy and No Fun</i>. We love our children. But we don't always like parenting.<p>I love being a mom. But, sometimes, I don't.<p>We can pretty much say this about anything else in our lives …

Parenting