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Mulch thrift

Now just two BGE bills away from the envelope that will hold the searing 72 percent increase (Shat...tuck!) I thought I'd share some ways I'm saving money. I've noticed some other folks talking about their methods on their blogs....
Shattuck. Shat....tuck.There's something about the last name of Constellation Energy CEO Mayo Shattuck that has the ring of a curse word. It's those satisfying hard consonant sounds that feel wickedly good when spat out in frustration. When I open...

Chic Street

One of the reasons I like being a mom in Bel Air is how easy it is to get to everywhere a mom needs to go. The Bel Air Athletic Club is right across the street from the Harford...
In the battle between me and my backyard -- extensively landscaped by its prior owner ( a childless retiree) -- I have something working in my favor. This year, for the first time since we moved here, my 3-year-old...
When Bel Air travelers consider flying out of Philadelphia International Airport, as my family did recently, we often wonder whether to make a reservation to leave our car at an off-site parking lot or to gamble we'll find a...

Family security?

My family and I flew out of Philadelphia International Airport recently to visit Grandmom in Milwaukee. In these five years since 9-11 it continues to amaze me that the Transportation Security Administration still can't make it easier for families...

News to amuse

It's Wednesday and the Aegis is here with yet another front page full of headlines to shock and awe readers. These two-column masterpieces are almost worth the price of admission:'Baggy' is out: Dress code gets 'crotch'This one would have...

Love campaign?

Seen yesterday on Bel Air Parkway stuck into the grassy area along the roadway: black signs with white lettering with the message "Courtney let Jeff back into your heart" and "Say a prayer for Courtney and Jeff 1 more...
We just returned from my daughter's pre-school field trip to the Plumpton Park Zoo just outside of Rising Sun. It was my first visit and I found it to be an easy half-day outing with kids. A special thanks...
Tonight my 3-year-old daughter notices a moth fluttering against the glass of our sliding doors and asks, with some trepidation, "Mommy, what is that?" I tell her not to worry, it's just a moth, it can't get inside. She...