Yearly Archives: 2010

Ahoy! Me Bucko Olivia!

Ahoy! Me Bucko Olivia!

Caring for a sick child is never easy. They moan, groan, cry, squeal, kick, and sometimes they even ignore you when you ask them where it hurts. Like my Little Miss A does. I am always thinking the worst when she cries over not feeling well ...
Oh Joy. It’s Soy.

Oh Joy. It’s Soy.

Soy beans are a major crop here in Iowa but I’ve just not come to love it. When I think of soy, I think of un-burgered hamburgers, un-milked milk and, well, tofu. It isn’t that I hate it, I just don’t prefer it. In Iowa, t ...
Put a Spin on Bingo

Put a Spin on Bingo

When DH first moved to California, we decided he would go alone.  My reasons for staying behind were twofold – (1) to start to wrap things up and (2) to make sure that the job was going to work out before we packed everything up and m ...

Everything is Hard if You Don’t Try!

It isn’t nice to say something negative about your own child, but I’m going out there and doing it. My oldest daughter is bright but prone to rejecting things unless she knows she’ll be successful. No matter what it is  ...
Prepare for School. Prepare for a Cold

Prepare for School. Prepare for a Cold

It should happen any day now. One of us will probably get sick. DH and I have an ongoing joke about how two weeks from the start of school, one of us has something. We can only do our best to ward off germs by cleaning, washing well and get ...
Recent Winners at SahmReviews.com

Recent Winners at SahmReviews.com

Winner of the Sam’s Club Gift Card Pixel Berry Pie Design – Winner of the Wanchai Ferry gift package Ann On and On Winner of the American Express Gift Card Mari Breyers Ice Cream Bars Coupons will go out to: Tinagirl Cheryl F (L ...
Something for the Hard-To-Shop-For Person

Something for the Hard-To-Shop-For Person

Growing up, I never knew what kind of gifts to get my dad.  Mugs, ties, whatever – I don’t even remember what kind of stuff we gave him. I’m sure my mom just picked something out and put our names on it.As we got older, my ...

Ta-Dough! It’s a cow!

“I am tired of changing stinky diapers!” I sternly told my soon to be 3 year old, Little Miss A. “But Mama, I have an idea! I can go upstairs and you won’t smell it!” exclaimed A. “No sweetie. I would still have to change your diaper and sm ...
A Friday night full of spying fun!

A Friday night full of spying fun!

When you think of having a family movie night, what comes to mind? Well to me it involves a couch, blankets, pillows, snacks and drinks and a fun movie. What movies does your family find interesting? Personally, I usually will go for a come ...
Playing Monopoly with Real Money

Playing Monopoly with Real Money

I recently read an article about how Waddington’s, the British distributor of Monopoly during World War II used the game to assist allied POW’s. In addition to smuggling compasses, files and maps into board games delivered by th ...