BGE rate increase hiccup

So I'm sitting on those hard bleachers at my son's baseball practice in Forest Hill yesterday talking with another mom about ways to manage a 72 percent utility bill increase scheduled to hit right...

Chilling discovery

My son left the basement freezer door open – wide open – for about three hours today. Three hours! (Shat...tuck!) The three pizzas and the two dozen freezee pops in there were freezee no...

One BGE bill down, one to go until the the BIG one hits

My May BGE bill arrived today and oh, joy it was less than last month's bill. I filed it ruefully thinking I'll have just one more manageable bill until I get slammed. Then it...

How long will it take a Bel Air mom to find "skinny jeans?"

Ok, ok I get it. I've read several stories recently about how flared-bottom jeans are out and skinny is in. As a former fashion writer I understand that this should be recognized as a...

Demographic Dining

I thought it was religion and politics that you should avoid discussing at dinner parties, but here in Bel Air a couple of restaurants are taking these delicate topics head on. The Ropewalk (117...

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...

Energy bill blues

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...

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...

Will the garden win this year?

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...

Airport parking reservations

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...