Monthly Archives: March 2009

Winner – Fiber One Spa Break Gift Basket

Winner – Fiber One Spa Break Gift Basket

Congratulations to our three lucky winners in the Fiber One giveaway: icefairy Tiffany @ Lattes And Life valerie2350 What a fun giveaway that was! I’ll also be giving away a Yoplait “Get Active” prize pack. Stay tuned for ...
When Writing on the Wall is Okay

When Writing on the Wall is Okay

One nice thing about moving back to Iowa is that we have basements here.  Bad thing – most of them are unfinished.  My uncle ‘finished’ a room in their basement for when his grand kids are over.  I’m using the word & ...
Surprisingly Versatile and Good

Surprisingly Versatile and Good

When Miss M was about to turn a year old, DH and I went on the South Beach Diet. I felt out of sorts all day long.  Changing my eating habits so dramatically shouldn’t make me feel as funky as it did so I took a pregnancy test and, ho ...
Music to my Ears: Can We Play Barbies?

Music to my Ears: Can We Play Barbies?

I started to see double or triple… actually more. Plastered in just about every sales ad last weekend – from the ToysRUs ad to the grocery store ad – was Barbie.  Donning a 2009 version of the same swimsuit she wore when s ...
Not the Twigs and Sticks that I Expected

Not the Twigs and Sticks that I Expected

I’ve said it before, my mornings are a bit hectic. What mom doesn’t experience the madness of morning rush hour? I’m not referring to the the period of time that you sit in your car, I’m talking about the hour before ...
Our First Piano Recital

Our First Piano Recital

My mom started taking piano lessons a few years ago so she has a piano in her house – the girls head straight for it on each visit.  They love music, enjoy dancing and singing and always want to play with any piano that they see.  For ...
Have a Teen Killing Your Credit?

Have a Teen Killing Your Credit?

What school is complete without a family fun night? Ours was a few weeks ago and I laughed as I watched kids race around with handfuls of tickets. Every once in a while, a ticket would fall and the kids wouldn’t even notice.A few days ...
Doing Pajama Day in Style

Doing Pajama Day in Style

The other day at school was pajama day for Miss M’s kindergarten class. The entire class showed up for school in their pajamas, equipped with sleeping bags, blankies, pillows and stuffed animals.We have done this pajama thing each yea ...
If Your Teen Is NOT Camera Shy…

If Your Teen Is NOT Camera Shy…

Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I can probably count on one hand how many times I was videotaped doing anything.  When we got our first video camera when I was in junior high or so, I remember avoiding it like the plague.  My p ...