I read a few weeks ago about International Pancake Day and thought it was a holiday started by the Pancake Alliance to promote their pancake agenda. I’m happy to promote pancakes for no good reason, but it turns out Pancake Day is a Lent related tradition. Also known as Shrove Tuesday (shriving is another word [...]
My biggest budget weakness used to be Target and the Baby Gap sale rack. But one day (after a few therapy sessions) I was able to stop buying things we didn’t really need just because, “it was on sale!” Now, my biggest budget weakness is eating out with my family. It’s terribly wasteful but I [...]
First, last week I told you I’d update you when we made our final decision about our valentines. After a lot of discussion we all agreed to make the chocolate treats and use the robot valentines so the kids would be able to write their names on the cards. You can see the process here [...]
I’ve been terribly neglectful of this site. I’ve been buzzing but mostly about really irritating morning talk shows. So what should we talk about today? How about something really exciting, like cocktails and playgroups? No? Right, boring. How about picture frames and display? I mentioned in an earlier post my intent to frame and display [...]
Best Calendars for Families: If I had a better calendar, maybe I wouldn’t be starting my shopping 4 days before Christmas
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 [...]
Best Baby Books, Pregnancy Journals and Family Websites: I never wanted to forget the first time they slept through the night.
I was not a cliched mother with 3 baby books for her first child and then no baby books for her second child. I had three baby books for my first baby and three for my second child as well, so I was the cliched mother who’s obsessed with tracking her child’s development. It’s not [...]