Yearly Archives: 2008

When Time Slips Away From You

When Time Slips Away From You

While visiting my mom and dad a few weeks back, we were joking about how quickly the girls are growing up. My dad, nodding in agreement, looked at DH and said “Before you know it, they will be getting married.” Then he looked at ...
Not a Slave to Fashion but…

Not a Slave to Fashion but…

I vividly remember giving my parents grief when I was in junior high about absolutely needing a Forenza sweater or maybe even an Argyle. That’s what all the cool girls had and even most of the not-as-cool girls. At my old school, fash ...
Ditch the QTip and Grab a Cloth

Ditch the QTip and Grab a Cloth

I consider myself to be pretty technologically savvy – or at least not fearful or intimidated by them. They’re always on the list of things we want around here and I embrace advancements – nothing bad can come from electro ...
Like a Square Peg in a Round Hole

Like a Square Peg in a Round Hole

A while back, I read on a friend’s blog that her house suffers from chaos. C.h.a.o.s. in her definition was “Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome.” Ever since then, whenever I look around my house and see destruction, tha ...
If You Build It, They Should Come

If You Build It, They Should Come

  With the economy what it is these days, people are rethinking their shopping plans.  The stock market is a roller coaster and everyone is feeling the pinch.  Despite the havoc, some people are still finding a way to give back to thos ...
Winner – Poingo Reading System 2-Book Set

Winner – Poingo Reading System 2-Book Set

It’s time to announce a winner in the giveaway for a Poingo Reading System 2-Book Set.  I regret to say that we can only have one winner since so many people were interested in it.  For those that didn’t win one, you at least ha ...
Geometry Don’t Fail Me Now

Geometry Don’t Fail Me Now

Way back in school, so may people said “What am I going to need Geometry for when I grow up?”  I’m a mom now and I can say that geometry is crucial in knowing how to cut things to prevent sibling arguments.  Think cake, br ...
Sensible Trumps Peer Pressure

Sensible Trumps Peer Pressure

When the school lunch calendar comes out each month, DH sits down with Miss M and they decide which lunches she would enjoy.  They mark them on the calendar then all the others are cold lunches.  For the longest time, Miss M would pick whic ...
Giveaway Teaser, Popularity Contest and a Winner

Giveaway Teaser, Popularity Contest and a Winner

All I can say is “Wow.  I’m so excited!”  This is my biggest list of entrants to date and I just cannot believe it.  The first time I broke 100 comments in any of my posts.  It’s very exciting and I’m pleased t ...
When Mom Doesn’t Want to Read it AGAIN

When Mom Doesn’t Want to Read it AGAIN

When I was a kid, I was in 4-H.  Throughout my 4-H years, I recited that pledge so many times that it became ingrained into my subconscious.  To this day, I can still spit it out without missing a single beat.  There are a lot of things in ...