November 25, 2014Before the Bird
There's a lot of competition for her holiday spending dollars. So, where do you fit in with all the sales circulars? Unless your station has or is going all Christmas you might feel left out. Don't, she still wants to hear her favorite songs and connect with you. Statistics show that sticking with a close friend through the holidays increases good times and helps to ward off depression. Adding the holiday happenings onto an already packed calendar can stress a gal out. But it doesn't have to. Come along side of her by providing a festive atmosphere, coupons if possible, gift tips and the best location to get a cute LBD (little black dress).
Cookie exchanges, Secret Santa's, Elf on a Shelf, Holiday pictures, trips to the mall are all on her list. Kids Christmas pageants are in rehearsals, church choirs are working through Handel's Messiah, and many are working a second job to provide supplemental income to pay for the holiday.
If she cooks she'd love to have the time to "Alton Brown" out, but often what looks easy on television or in a magazine isn't always that way when it gets time to do it yourself. A lot of her good ideas will get left behind because of time.
She's probably working overtime today at work so she can enjoy that Thanksgiving holiday without the thought of returning to a desk piled high with 'stuff.' Or, she's packing up a family to travel, or preparing for guests. Sheets are getting laundered, suitcases and kids are getting packed up and frozen turkeys are thawing. Hopefully the turkey is thawing. Maybe a reminder from you is just what's needed to get this holiday off to the right start.
November 17, 2014Wrapped
I've done half of my Christmas shopping so far. Don't hate me, it's just that I made a list and I'm on a budget and I like to get things bought and paid for before December. And even though I start out ahead of the game I always manage to do some form of shopping the ...
November 14, 2014Caller Number 10
I'm sitting in a stadium parking lot waiting for my tweens who are inside at a rock concert. Usually I attend this stuff with them but they won these tickets on the radio. Two tickets was the prize and boy were they happy as am I to wait while "Motion City ...
November 13, 2014Scrap It
You can only save so much stuff; kids art work, small buttons that come pre-packaged on new sweaters, ticket stubs. I have so many memory makers it makes me want to learn scrapbooking. I mean that sounds good right? I'd be going to the craft store regularly in search ...
November 12, 2014No Decaf
www.Professorshouse.com states "Today US coffee drinkers consume approximately 3.1 cups per day on average, with the cup size being nine ounces. Fifty-two percent of Americans over the age of eighteen drink coffee every morning, and on top of that, thirty percent of ...
November 10, 2014Diabetes Awareness Month
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and I've personally had enough awareness to last a lifetime. That's how long Type-1 juvenile diabetes lasts: a lifetime. Oh sure, they are seeking a cure and more products and devices are making this disease more manageable. But ...
November 7, 2014Dishes In The Sink
There are many typical "nags" a mom would like never to repeat. For me it's, "please put your dishes into the dishwasher." It takes a few seconds more to put a dirty dish into the dishwasher and saves mom a lot of time. My kids have a habit of allowing dirty cups and ...
November 6, 2014Mom Broke Her Arm
My girlfriend Jennifer, mother to two toddlers and a web design consultant, broke her right upper and lower arm in two places after a tumble down a hill while hiking. Yes, she's right-handed, and has a few good friends and babysitters but no family in town to help her ...
November 5, 2014Cars
Car shopping has taken up a large enough space in my head. It's a big decision, and something I'm going to have to live with for at least 125,000 miles. Consumer Reports says one thing, Edmunds.com states another and then my friends have opinions to share as well. Not ...
November 4, 2014Empty
Empty milk cartons and toilet paper rolls are common in many households, leaving mom frustrated that her family can't seem to be considerate enough to 'get it'. The best she gets is when someone will actually open a new roll of toilet paper, but not put it on the ...