When I was about 6 years old, there was a game I used to play. I would make a wish (often to live in a castle), blow on a dandelion with my eyes closed, and hope [...]
Patience and proactivity. Can they go hand in hand? I asked myself this very question as I was waiting for my plane to take off from Chicago recently. First the plane was delayed getting to the [...]
Meet Chloe. She’s a 10-12 month mixed breed that we adopted from Animal Control last Thursday. The family (especially the kids) is excited to welcome her into our home. The only exception is the cats, who [...]
We’re finally back from Disneyland! We’ve unpacked, done the laundry, and I finally have time to tell you all about our trip. It was a blast, and I’m glad we waited until our kids are as [...]
I left you hanging with a little teaser on Monday, when I told you about the school budget cuts and my concerns about the upcoming school year. I told you I was trying to decide between [...]
Last Tuesday evening, a special PTO meeting was called. A representative from our school district came to speak about next year’s budget. Sadly, only 13 parents, including me, showed up. I knew the budget situation was [...]
I can tell you after returning from both South by Southwest and the CPG Summit that companies are all abuzz about social media marketing. Transparency is the new key word in marketing. Transparency when bloggers blog [...]
You all know that I’m not a stranger to financial strain. My husband has lost his job a few times, and we’re pretty much a one income family. Yes, when you lose your only income, things [...]
One week from today I’ll be boarding a plane for Austin, Texas to attend South by Southwest, courtesy of Tyson Foods and Walmart! While the thought of attending a blogging conference is exciting, this stay-at-home mom’s [...]
For those following my DirecTV/Qwest saga from this morning, I have good news to report. After 3 calls and one Twitter conversation with DirecTV representatives last night. After another call with Qwest this morning. After writing [...]
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