Monthly Archives: February 2010

Back to… the 80’s

Back to… the 80’s

The other day, DH posted a message on Facebook that really made me feel old. He mentioned “Back to the Future” (released in 1985) and how they went ALL THE WAY BACK to 1955. I remember how it seemed like the olden days because 1 ...
Stickers are Good…

Stickers are Good…

I became a mother of four overnight, via the foster care system. So my acquisition of Mom skills and techniques was a madly fast combination of trial-error, parent-modeling of my 26-year-old nanny, and dashing off desperate questions to fri ...
Winner – Exederm and Walmart Gift Card

Winner – Exederm and Walmart Gift Card

Did I win, did I win? Exederm Skin Care? $50 Walmart Gift Card? The suspense is killing me!Well, if your name is “Judy” or “Fun times with the Larsen’s” then maybe.Random.org was shining on Judy, Comment #24, i ...
You Have 2 Minutes Left

You Have 2 Minutes Left

When Miss M was just a baby, I tried to find educational opportunities wherever possible. For example, if I needed to use the microwave, I would get the food or drink ready, place it in the microwave then go find Miss M before starting it. ...
They Grow Up So Fast

They Grow Up So Fast

Miss M and Miss K got up and dressed this past weekend. Picked out their own clothes and were ready to start the day….until I saw them… Their pants were so short, they looked like capri pants. I absolutely couldn’t believe ...
Killer Threads…literally

Killer Threads…literally

One of my favorite things to do when visiting Chicago is making a stop at the Museum of Science and Industry. Most recently when I was there they had a new display of technology, with the creators of each item and how they came up with the ...
Winner – Dremel Multi-Max

Winner – Dremel Multi-Max

First, I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway for the Dremel Multi-Max. It’s a very cool tool and I was extremely excited to share it with my readers. It was a lot of fun hearing about all the projects people are working on ...
STILL Not Just For Babies

STILL Not Just For Babies

Do you have a trivial memory from your childhood that sticks? Sometimes I wonder why silly things are so ingrained in my brain – memories of everyday stuff that really didn’t have much importance. Whenever I comb my daughters ...
Exploring the World on your iPhone

Exploring the World on your iPhone

My kids are constantly trying to get my attention when I am happily engaged reading status updates on my iPhone’s Facebook app. Tati even likes to yell: “MOM MOM MOM!” then grab the phone and smack me on the nose if I don& ...
Girls Can Talk Football Too

Girls Can Talk Football Too

Back in the early 90’s, DH and I collaborated with my oldest brother and started a fantasy football league for our friends. It was back when common folks like us accessed the internet via CompuServe, AOL and Prodigy. We even utilized ...