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Jan04
Family Websites and Services I’ll Use In 2007

Family Websites and Services I’ll Use In 2007

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Inspired by TechCrunch’s list of “Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without“, I decided to come up with my own list of the services, products and websites I predict I’ll use the most this year. You know what would make me even happier? If you had your own predictions you could share in the comments […]

Jan02
Puppy pajamas were not on my wish list.

Puppy pajamas were not on my wish list.

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Happy New Year! How was your holiday? Did you get what you wanted? I got something. What are you looking at? You’re looking at what happens when your mother takes your daughter shopping to get you a Christmas present. If your mother does this and does absolutely zero steering, your daughter will buy you pajamas […]

Dec21
Best Calendars for Families: If I had a better calendar, maybe I wouldn’t be starting my shopping 4 days before Christmas

Best Calendars for Families: If I had a better calendar, maybe I wouldn’t be starting my shopping 4 days before Christmas

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I love my computer and use it several times a day. I still have a thing about paper and pencil and it makes my husband insane. I have our monthly bills on a printed sheet I check off as I pay them, even though I have plenty of computerized options for the task. I continue […]

Dec18
Diet Websites for Moms: After that second cocktail, I care so much less about weight.

Diet Websites for Moms: After that second cocktail, I care so much less about weight.

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Like I said last week, if it weren’t for the kids, I’d be absolutely fine skipping right over Christmas this year. But the kids, they are fond of this little holiday so I’ll perform all my duties. Still, let’s not talk about Christmas anymore. I like to start my New Year’s Resolutions in December, it […]

Dec14
Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids: Auld Lang Syne is Scots for ‘Is Melissa Asleep?’

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids: Auld Lang Syne is Scots for ‘Is Melissa Asleep?’

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You would think, with all my November talk of holiday shopping and getting your cards out, I had completed all my Christmas preparations in the first weekend in December and have been sitting by the warm light of the tastefully decorated Christmas tree with a cup of eggnog all month calm in the face of […]

Dec12
Melissa’s Anti-Gift Guide (Worst Children’s Toys)

Melissa’s Anti-Gift Guide (Worst Children’s Toys)

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I’m not someone who believes television is evil, because how can television be evil when Spongebob Squarepants is on it? No television isn’t evil, but advertising is (also, my husband works in advertising….hmm…). I know how to say no to my kids, so when they ask for every single thing they see on television it […]

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