December 6, 2011 RSS feed / Family & Friends

Using found plant material to decorate the holiday home

Notes from the Garden

O nce O nce again, my garden is just about out of steam. Winter is upon us — not by the calendar — but with temperatures dropping into the low 20s recently, I say it’s winter. More...

Christmas shopping: There’s an App for that

SAN FRANCISCO E ven if you love to shop, it can be a pain this time of year. Stores are crowded, gift options seem endless and it’s hard to determine if you’re getting the best prices. More...

‘Volunteer’ is not what it seems

Shore Duty A wife’s perspective on life in the military

I am committed to making sure this column does not become a yearlong rant about the ups and downs of having my husband deployed, but reactions to my Occupy column bring up common military spouse conundrums: Do military families think they are owed so More...