I consider myself a generally cautious and relatively safe person. I try to stay informed on current events (like TORNADO WARNING run to the basement!) and up to date on best safety practices (rear facing car seats for babies is what’s up). You’re not going to catch me tracking a storm across the country or listening raptly in my basement to my police scanner app
I have been blogging for 6 years. Six full years of you coming here and reading about me and The Dudes and life and how to dress and where to shop and what to do in the summer when your children are causing you to lose you ever loving minds. I love you for that. So, this week, I thought it was kinda cool when
When Smith and Noble reached out to me about doing a sponsored post on window covering cord safety I had a few initial thoughts: I don’t need to worry about childproofing any more because my kids are all big and stuff, also everyone already knows those dangly cords are a no go. Only, as per usual, I was kinda wrong (shhh, don’t tell my husband).
They say it takes at least 21 days to create a habit. A healthy one at least Based on the past 10 I’m gonna say it’s will take me way longer than that to create the not-eating-all-of-the-cookies habit I’ve been working on. I sat at my counter and looked a photos of cookies for 23 minutes on Sunday. And then I cried for another 15.
Gifting season is upon us. Dude 3 spent his snow day composing his always compelling letter to Santa where he asked yet again for actual magic to occur in our home. His letter went something like, Dear Santa, blah blah blah I’m a good boy. Please bring me a robot that can do anything I ask including all of my homework. I also want it
School is back in session in our neck of the woods on Monday. Gaaaahhh. Hold me. And then, step up out of my way because I’ve got a to do list that’s a mile long. The ABCs of Back-to-School: 26 Tips & Tricks for an Awesome First Day Adjust the sleep schedule. The Dudes have been staying up until 10 (okay, fine, 11) since they
The last minutes of summer are killing me. So much to do, so little time. And already we’re heading back to school. We didn’t have nearly enough days spent in jammies. I didn’t clean out or organize a single thing. We only watched two movies on our old school movie list. And, ice cream for dinner only happened once. For some reason the ending of
Hello America, we love you! And, not many things proclaim that more strongly than The Flag Shirt. Side story, I moved to Germany in the early 90s with my parents. I was like 13. The Berlin Wall had recently fallen, the first Gulf War as underway, and a variety of other random countries had a variety of other random reasons to not feel all warm
We are huge history buffs over here. Okay, by we I mostly mean The Dudes. I’m more of a live-in-the-present-lets-watch-reality-shows-girl myself. They watch the History Channel the way other kids watch Nickelodeon. And I don’t just mean the fun series (hello, Pawn Stars) that every one gets swept up in. I’m talking presidential biopics, war related specials, and those history mystery shows about random events