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Mar06
The Best Children’s Piggy Banks: A stylish penny saved is, well, still a penny.

The Best Children’s Piggy Banks: A stylish penny saved is, well, still a penny.

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The Buzz Off is on the late side today because the wallpaper in my kitchen requires many hours of painful removal. No, I haven’t been actually working on removing the paper. I have been procrastinating by researching topics to avoid the painful process which awaits me. It seems about half of Max’s classmates are March […]

Mar01
Cat in the Hat Anniversary: I wanted this post to have 236 words. Oops.

Cat in the Hat Anniversary: I wanted this post to have 236 words. Oops.

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I was doing so well keeping up with my Tuesday and Thursday publishing schedule. I created an organizational system so I’m not spending 12 hours trying to decide what to write about. But then my son’s toenail had to be removed and all my money went flying out of my pocket…so I was preoccupied. (COBRA, […]

Feb27
Best Children’s Social Networks: Virtual Worlds– Virtual Sanity.

Best Children’s Social Networks: Virtual Worlds– Virtual Sanity.

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I tend to beat figurative dead horses. They stay still when they’re dead and make it easier to aim. The dead horse I am currently beating, or was until yesterday is Midwinter Vacation. Midwinter Break, another attempt by school administrators to make me crazy (-ier). I picture them in a meeting with a pie chart […]

Feb22
Best Artwork for Children’s Rooms: Artwork for kids– clever distraction.

Best Artwork for Children’s Rooms: Artwork for kids– clever distraction.

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Sometimes when you find youself spending each and every day getting your house ready to sell in a very soft market where your margin of profit (or even just breaking even) is practically nothing, you might find yourself thinking of how you’ll decorate your kids rooms in the next house. When you’re in your basement […]

Feb20
National Pancake Day: You can have Bourbon Street, I’ll have pancakes.

National Pancake Day: You can have Bourbon Street, I’ll have pancakes.

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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 […]

Feb15
Best Ideas for Eating Out with Kids: In fact, when I finish this we’re going to dinner.

Best Ideas for Eating Out with Kids: In fact, when I finish this we’re going to dinner.

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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 […]

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