Even if you aren't near your family, you can have a family of your own on the shelf.
Sometimes you need a posse of tough chicks to back you up. Keep 'em in your pocket!
Grilled cheese and tomato soup are the perfect pair!
When I was a kid we had a couple Japanese exchange students stay with our family and they would often bring kokeshi as a gift. I still have those lovely dolls and wouldn't turn down a cookie version either!