This is in response to Brenda'a latest prompt. It has been a while since I have written a creative piece, so I hope I have captured the essence of anxiety in this piece. The inspiration for this came from overhearing another mom as I was leaving the theatre.
This article shares some suggestions for making a birthday special when it falls on another holiday. Separation between the major holiday and the birthday can enhance the birthday celebration.
This article shares some excellent Christmas and holiday gifts for moms and grandmas over 70.
Ordering a prepared turkey or turkey dinner requires a little thought so that you get exactly what you want. Ask the right questions so you can decide what works for your family.
This article shares some ideas for getting rid of unwanted books.
This is an overview of a website called Prize Rebel that gives users the opportunity to make money completing surveys, playing games, or completing other tasks.
This article gives a brief history of leftovers and suggests ways to make sure your leftovers actually get eaten before they go bad.
This article shares some essential information you want to learn before vending at an event. It also touches on observations to make to decide whether you want to vend at it in the future.
A close friend of mine recommended Kirkland Protein Bars. This is a review sharing my opinon of them.
This article shares ideas for eco-friendly ribbon and gift wrapping.
This article shares some new clues for a Halloween candy hunt. If you made a Halloween candy hunt for your children in the past, you will be ready for some fresh places to hide their candy.
This article shares seven reasons to watch cooking shows even if you do not intend to make the recipes.
This article includes information and tips about selling new and used items on localized, online marketplaces like OfferUp, Nextdoor, and Craigslist.
This article share ideas for reducing odd socks from your laundry, finding sock mates, and identifying ways to use odd socks.
This article shares some ideas for feeling less lonely if you work at home and are beginning to feel isolated.
This article suggests some alternatives for teens and tweens who want to enjoy the spirit of Halloween without trick-or-treating.
Learn the significance of giving a paper gift for your first anniversary, including suggestions for paper anniversary gifts.
This article discusses inconveniences and problems shoppers face when they shop in-stores or online. Use these tips to reduce them and enhance your shopping experience.
This article shares a homemade candy corn recipe and gives a brief history of the traditional Halloween treat.
This article shares some housewarming gift history and gift ideas. Family composition, space size, and lifestyle can help identify the ideal housewarming gift.
This article shares some ways to decorate your home for the holidays without using lights.
This article shares things to do in Williamsburg and its nearby towns when you are not interested in reenactments or history.
This article will tell the reader why he should limit the use of the self cleaning feature on his oven. It will also provide a method for cleaning your oven.
This article shares some places to buy inexpensive greeting cards.
This article includes an exhaustive list of items for vendors to bring when they are selling merchandise at a farmer's market, bazaar, festival, or other event.
Why do we glaze, and what are the best techniques and recipes? Check out this complete guide.
Abby Slutsky has been writing for HubPages for less than a year. During that time, she has been fortunate to get some payouts. This article will share her insights about getting payouts.
This is a book review on one of the most riveting books I read this year. It is based on a true story between the two authors who come from completely different walks of life and manage to forge a life-changing friendship.
Revising an article so that it stays fresh and current is important. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know how to revise your article or what specifically to change or update. Here are some of the things I consider when updating my work
This article discusses four products that make excellent gifts for golfers. Regardless of the occasion and your budget, you can find a gift that a golfer is sure to enjoy.
Do dirty dishes always seem to accumulate in your house? These ideas can help reduce the number of dirty dishes and utensils in your home.
This article is the story of my first visit to a hospice patient, but it is also a story about getting more comfortable in a scary and sad environment.
Got leftover rotisserie chicken? Here are four fabulous ways to turn those leftovers into tasty next-day meals.
This article shares some ideas for playing cards and Mah Jongg in-person. As more people are vaccinated, people crave face-to-face contact and socialization with some safety precautions.
Finding the ideal Mother's Day gift can be challenging, especially when your mother or grandmother doesn't suggest something specific they want or need. Here are five ways you can give your time instead of something material.
This article shares some tips for helping and motivating your children to write thank you notes at almost any age.
At times, figuring out what to write about may be harder than writing. This article shares some ideas to help you find witing topics.
This article shares some ways for keeping busy if business is slow or you are unemployed. Although a job search will take up time, some people in this situation find they do not know what to do with their time.
This article discusses appliances that help you create alternatives to decadent foods. One appliance even produces a product that may curb your appetite.
It can be challenging to host a family holiday from afar. These suggestions and resources will help your virtual Passover gathering go smoothly.
Although the Coronavirus is devastating to many, there are a few positives from it.
An honest and unbiased review of Milton's Craft Bakers Cauliflower Pizza. This author is not involved in any affiliate program with Milton's Bakers.
This article discusses items that will help enhance your time in the kitchen.
Starting with National Shortbread Day on January 6th and ending with National Cookie Day on December 4th, this article discusses 10 national holidays devoted to celebrating cookies.
This article offers suggestions on ways to engage your child in math when he or she is young. Using math in daily life may help your child like it and recognize its usefulness.
Typically, Easter egg hunts involve children exploring aimlessly to find hidden eggs. This year, why not create formal clues to add a scavenger-hunt element to the event?
This article shares some healthy options for filling plastic Easter eggs and hiding them for your children. Skip the candy and let your children have some healthy fun.
This easy truffle recipe lets you make multiple truffle flavors out of one basic chocolate recipe. Wow your sweetheart or family members with a box of their favorites.
Egg drop soup made with bone broth and a hint of saffron, plus several delicious variations.
This article includes helpful tips for writing a thoughtful thank-you note that shows your gratitude whether you know the gift-giver well or they are just an acquaintance.
This article will help writers who are new to affiliate marketing avoid making their articles too spammy. There is a fine line between sounding like an advertisement and promoting a product through personal experience.
This article shares some items to save money on when you bring up your children in an expensive world.
This article is my attempt to balance my unhappiness with how politics is reported and presented in the media in the United States with reality. Formerly, I believed that the job of a journalist was to report and present fair, unbiased news.
This article shares the author's opinion about why it may be a poor decision for NFL football players to be exempt from wearing masks during games. This article in no way indicates that any particular player or team has COVID, but all workers, including football players, have the potential.
This easy paper bag basket will wow the recipient and make homemade cookies and treats look extra special.
This article is a walk down memory lane that highlights growing up without a cell phone. (Yes, some of us really did it.)
Given that many people are working at home, now can be the perfect time to think about a holiday gift that coincides with their new work-life balance.This article includes four simple-but-thoughtful gift ideas for a friend, family member, or loved one who works from home.
The article is written in letter format. It is purely an opinion piece that makes a cry for help.
This article provides steps for transforming your garage into a dining area. Combine fresh air from an open garage with the warmth of a space heater, make your garage a little more inviting, and ring in the holidays with a dinner party while maximizing safety.
This article shares some ideas for how to get along with your ex-spouse and have a good divorce.
This article shares ideas for making Thanksgiving more festive and less lonely when you are celebrating by yourself or with only those in your household. Holidays may look different some years, but we can find ways to enjoy them just the same.
This article includes ideas for reducing your guest list and telling recipients of a "save the date" or invitation that they are no longer invited to your wedding due to a change in circumstances.
These biscuits are perfect as a snack or an accompaniment to breakfast or dinner. For a Thanksgiving twist, I used a turkey cookie cutter to give them a holiday appearance, but they are delicious made in a traditional circular shape, too.
This article is based on a recent visit to Marriott timeshares in Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. The author does not work for and is not affiliated with Marriott. The article shares precautions that helped enhance guest safety during COVID-19.
This article offers some gift ideas for friends or family members who may be recovering from an operation or a hospital stay. A thoughtful gift—even if it's just your time—will boost your loved one's spirits and let them know you are thinking of them.
This article identifies questions you may want to consider when deciding whether you are going to let your children trick-or-treat during the pandemic.
This article suggests some ways to prepare your turkey before cooking it by adding liquid to it while minimizing the amount of salt.
This article provides some tips on how to stay warm without a high heating bill.
This article includes 10 tips and ideas for increasing your guests' safety when you are hosting a Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, or holiday meal.
This article shares some tips and tricks for improving your homemade soups.
This delicious soup is thick and hearty. It is a equally good as an afternoon snack or a filling meal.
Learn how to make one-of-a-kind gift tags out of old business cards to adorn your presents with a personal touch.
This article will share strategies that teachers use to help children get the most out of reading. Parents can easily use these strategies at home when they listen to their children read or read to them.
This article highlights five simple ways to maximize your children's safety if they plan to trick-or-treat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article clarifies some baking directions and discusses ways that can improve the consistency and appearance of your baked goods.
This article discusses some ways you can celebrate the Yom Kippur holiday if you are unable to attend services or cannot have a large family gathering to break your fast.
This article shares some ideas for creating a functional, comfortable work space for your child's virtual learning.
This creamy chicken corn chowder is a family favorite because it has a thick, filling consistency but contains very little cream. It only takes about 45 minutes to prepare, so it is one of the least time-consuming soups I make.
This article discusses some menu selections that are likely to be profitable because they are inexpensive to make and use up ingredients that are perishable.
This article shares some online tools that can help improve your writing. Some are free, and some have a fee. Take advantage of them to elevate your writing to the next level.
This article provides directions for teaching third grade students how to write an opinion essay.
This article tells those looking for love online how to identify romance scammers, how they lure their victims, and what to do to avoid becoming a victim.
On Halloween, these stuffed jack-o'-lantern peppers make a festive and crowd-pleasing addition to our meal.
This article shares some ways to learn about your student and prepare for your first tutoring session.
Being in the house a lot has me busy cleaning. However, one item that still needs organization is my inbox. Here are some tips to organize your email and get rid of unwanted trash.
This article reviews four websites that can help improve the speed and accuracy of your typing. Whether you are a writer, a secretary, or someone seek at-home employment, improving your typing skills can help you become more employable and efficient.
Friends ask me for this recipe constantly. It requires long, slow cooking, but the aroma alone is worth the effort. You can reheat leftovers the next day, or use them in a sandwich.
Creating a candy hunt for your children instead of trick-or-treating allows them to find candy safely. However, between getting costumes together, hiding candy, and working, you may not have time to make clues. These ready-made clues will help make your candy hunt a snap to put together.
Unmolded desserts that stick to the pan are unattractive. This article provides instructions to help you unmold a baked cake or frozen dessert successfully.
Between Christmas, birthdays, and other special occasions gift-giving has become a frequent consideration. Since most people spend a lot of time at home, a useful appliance could be the perfect gift. These are my three favorite appliances, and I would recommend them to anyone.
Although applying a glaze or wash to bread takes only seconds, it affects the appearance, texture and flavor. This article explores the what, when, why and how of bread glazing.
The article provides some tips for expanding the length of your article. Although I use most of these techniques, I also looked at other successful authors' articles to see what others are doing to develop in-depth pieces.
This article will explore how gift card fraud can happen, how to find out whether your information is susceptible, and what to do to try to get a refund.
This Manhattan clam chowder recipe contains chicken broth, which I always have on hand. It does not have a lot of clam juice, but the plentiful clams still give the soup a traditional Manhattan clam chowder flavor.
This article explains how to plan a socially-distant candy hunt for Halloween. Your children can collect candy in costume in their own home (or yard if you have one) this Halloween.
This article highlights some ways to make more effective comments when you are reading someone else's work.
This article shares several different ways to enjoy bananas.
This car lists some items that you should keep in your car in case of a breakdown or injury.
Choosing the right tutor or teacher will help your children excel at learning. Knowing what to ask in an initial interview is key to hiring the right candidate. This article suggests some questions to ask during the interview.
These are some of the best hostess gifts I have ever received. I use them constantly and have enjoyed them far longer than a bottle of wine. If your host is a baking enthusiast, consider opting for a gift that coincides with their interest and will serve them long after the event is complete.
I have revised this recipe over the years. This potato latke recipe is simple and seems to be a favorite with family and friends.
I was the first of my friends to be diagnosed with osteoporosis, so I am always asked what I do to add calcium to my diet. Here are the dietary changes I've made (I don't discuss other treatment options).
Given that I have an abundance of mint in my garden, I thought I would share some ideas for using the fragrant leaves.
This article provides tips that I have accumulated from reading articles when others are asking for help improving their hubs. Although I hope the article will be beneficial to all readers, I have tried to include some suggestions and links to help nonnative speakers.
Sometimes our actions do not reinforce our words. This article cautions against sending mixed messages and provides suggestions for ensuring that your kids understand that "no" means "no".
This article provides tips and suggestions for keeping your first grader up-to-date on math concepts.
This challah features rum-soaked raisins and cinnamon swirls to give it a sweet flavor. It is so yummy that I rarely have leftovers. Serve it straight from the oven, if possible.
These products targeted nail strength, my cuticles, and my fingers. This article highlights the products I used to get stronger, longer nails.
This article tells a quick story about the author's reaction to what she thought was a break-in situation, and then makes some suggestions for staying safe.
Abby Slutsky loves games. She has played Mah Jongg and canasta for years and is now learning bridge.
This article includes ideas for hosting a socially distant, COVID-19-themed party. Given that we are entertaining at home because of it, I thought the theme was fitting.
This article mentions some of the memorable moments that I remember about my children's childhood. Some were moments I successfully got them to behave; some I remember because they taught me something, and others were just times when I felt joy from my sons' company.
Rather than wasting your time on hold, choose a productive or leisure activity that will make the time pass quickly. This article offers some suggestions that will keep you busy and relaxed while you wait, such as doing the laundry, reading a book, or taking a walk.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many funerals and memorials are virtual (or attendees are very limited). Creating a memory book in honor of the deceased is a thoughtful way to pay your respects and provide emotional support to family and friends without attending.
This article is for the new Mah Jongg player who is not betting. It will explain why you should bet and the procedure for betting when you play American Mah Jongg.
This article is a guide for the novice player who is in the market for his first Mah Jongg set. It discusses what is included and gives the author's preferences.
This article discusses tricks for getting your children to love eating vegetables. Preparing them with flavorful ingredients and letting children share ownership in the preparation of vegetables are a few suggested tips.
This article highlights the advantages of keeping red ribbon on hand for your holiday, home, or business needs.
These flavorful rolls have a hint of honey and are soft inside. They are not difficult to make, and they use a combination of whole wheat flour and white bread flour. I created the recipe in an attempt to satisfy my children, who prefer white flour, and my husband, who prefers whole wheat.
This article discusses eight ways to use kitchen towels. Their versatility makes them indispensable for any kitchen. It also cautions the reader against using them in lieu of pot holders.
This article provides a list of items to keep in your car that may help maintain safety and reduce the possibility of picking up germs as you do day-to-day errands and begin to socialize during the Covid-19 pandemic.