The Earth Moved in Charlottesville

I have been meaning to write about this for a while now.  I am still in shock and hearing the laughter from California on this one.  On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, there was an earthquake here in VIRGINIA!  It was a 5.8 and the epicenter was just a few miles away from us.  We are […]

My Working Mom Stories 08.21.11

I work outside of the home.  Up until I had kids, this was fine with me.  It was something to do.  I was able to get out of the house and have money to buy things I wanted and pay for things I needed.  Now that I have kids, I find it harder and harder […]

Information on the Internet: How Much is too Much?

This is a question I ask myself all the time.  I like to be an open book, but there are just some things you don’t share.  There are some no brainers.  You don’t share your social and your address.  After that, where do you draw the line though? I have friends that will not share […]

The Difference Between Male and Female Clothing: Which Side?

 I know I had figured out the difference between clothing made for men and clothing made for women long ago.  I had more or less forgotten about it until today.  Most people say there are colors for men and for women.  I see it all the time in stores.  Pink is for girls and blue […]

Sewing Trainers…for my 3.5 year old

We are still working on getting our son to go potty.  It seems to be a battle most of the time.  We are able to get him to go at times.  We don’t want to be pushy about it.  He will tell us that he is wet.  We have to change him often to try […]

Walking FAIL

I had a good plan.  I was going to have us all work together to get fit in the summer.  And then what do I do: NOTHING!  I am so sorry!  It seems like I just fell off the face of the earth as soon as the challenge started.  When we were going to do […]

No More Mail: Snail Mail

What would you do if there was no more snail mail?  Would you still be able to carry on as if nothing ever happened?  What would happen to the small businesses?  Would you be able to make it on just UPS and FedEx? These are a few of the things I have thought about when […]

Two or Three: Vasectomy Talk

Almost as soon as we had our daughter, we said that we needed to stop at two.  Both of us always thought that we wanted a big family.  When it comes right down to it though, we just don’t have the more for that right now.  And so it is hard.  We told each other […]

Breastfeeding and Re-Lactating

It isn’t too uncommon that you hear of mothers that say that they nursed their children until they were 18-24 months old.  So how often do you hear that a mother exclusively pumped for her child for almost 24 months?  I wish that I would hear about nursing babies until they were 18 months.  I […]

Not Enough Hours in the day…

I think there really need to be more hours in the day.  And not just that, but more hours of sleeping time for kids and kid free time for parents.  Trying to find that balance where everything and everyone gets the attention they need is next to impossible.  I have found that I just can’t […]