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Best Commercials of 2009

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 29, 2009
Last month the esteemed editors and editresses at Time magazine named the first ten years of the 21st century "the worst decade ever." Maybe they weren't feelin' fine in 2009, but there was one group of Mad Men who brought it and brought it big ... More  →
Best Commercials of 2009

Overcoming the Winter Blahsies

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 26, 2009
Q: What do your faithful Sparklife scribes and Yogi Bear have in common? A: Other than being smarter than your average bear, we both have the natural inclination, when winter comes, to hibernate. As the days grow short and the temperatures drop, we often have a hard ... More  →
Overcoming the Winter Blahsies

What Your Stocking Says About You

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 22, 2009
This post is not just about Christmas. SparkLife is an equal opportunity entertainer. We are aware and joy-filled that our Sparklers hail from many traditions, corners of the world, and religious creeds. Hanging stockings is not about Christmas per se (don't you hate when people ... More  →
What Your Stocking Says About You

Yo Mama's So... And Other Great Comebacks

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 17, 2009
If you're anything like us, you spend a good 32% of your weekly allotment of mental energy imagining certain situations and your potential witty yet biting responses. Sometimes we stand in front of the mirror and reimagine situations that have already happened, tailoring our responses ... More  →
Yo Mama's So... And Other Great Comebacks

We Know This Much Is True

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 14, 2009
This world of ours is confusing. Even for your brilliant SparkLife writers and editors. But while we're not sure of much, we're sure of a few things. To be precise, 24 things: 1. Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. 2. Simon Cowell cries himself to sleep every night. 3. ... More  →
We Know This Much Is True

What the... (Fresh Cat of Bel-Air Edition)

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 11, 2009
We're bored. We just spent an hour counting the number of stars in our Chicken n' Stars soup. You know what that means! Oh, you don't? Well, we'll tell you. That means it's time to troll the depths of Shutterstock for another freakishly fun photo ... More  →
What the... (Fresh Cat of Bel-Air Edition)

Six Reasons to Go Naked

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 9, 2009
No, we don't mean naked naked, although that would lead to some interesting high school assemblies. We mean letting your face go nude, all footloose and makeup-free like. If you're anything like us, the most annoying part of your day, after being pried out of ... More  →
Six Reasons to Go Naked

What the... (Easter Bunny Edition)

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 2, 2009
A couple weeks ago (before we were temporarily disabled by postprandial Thanksgiving somnolence, i.e., nappy time after too much turkey), we let you in on one of the top secret, magical ingredients of a SparkLife post: the Shutterstock image. We have a love-hate relationship with this ... More  →
What the... (Easter Bunny Edition)

Help! My Family Is Weird!

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 24, 2009
As we enter the holiday season, we are once again faced with the unavoidable reality that our families are weird. And not just weird; they put the "fun" in "dysfunctional." It was Leo Tolstoy who said, "All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is ... More  →
Help! My Family Is Weird!

Babysitters Club

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 20, 2009
A few months ago, we explored the topic of summer jobs. But what about the other nine months of the year? Speaking of nine months, what about babies? Speaking of babies, what about the age-old teen career of babysitting? (And who came up with that ... More  →
Babysitters Club