Might I suggest a New Years resolution?

| December 31, 2008

If you do nothing else for yourself, make a commitment to work toward getting out of debt. If you don’t know how to do it on your own, I highly recommend Dave Ramsey’s help. We’re just getting started with The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, and for the first time in […]

Marry Well!

| December 30, 2008

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the smartest thing I’ve ever done. I hope you’ll bear with me for a moment while I pat myself on the back. I married one of the kindest, smartest, funnest, manliest, and most fertile men I have ever met. And despite three well-rehearsed “You! You did this to me!”s, […]

Carmelite Final Promises

| December 18, 2008

You may have noticed I’ve been more absent than usual recently. I’m trying, in addition to holiday cleaning, to prepare spiritually for OCDS Final Promises. For those who don’t know, OCDS refers to the Secular branch of the Order of Carmelites, Discalced. A secular, sometimes referred to as “Third Order,” is a member of a […]

Permanent Marker on Computer Monitor

| December 18, 2008

What do you do when you realize that a Monkeytot has written on your LCD (or other kind of) screen with permanent marker? You ask Artgal. And Artgal promptly tells you to use a dry erase marker to clean it. And it works. One caution: use Heloise’s advice, and wipe into the mark, not out […]

Happy Birthday, Joel

| November 30, 2008

My Charming and Patient Husband is now the same age as me for a few brief months. Why not head over and wish him a happy birthday?

Note to Monkeytot

| November 22, 2008

Remember when I said you couldn’t put a bandage in your nose? I’m sorry, but you can’t put one in your mouth, either. It just won’t work.

Note to Monkeytot

| November 15, 2008

No, you can’t put a bandage in your nose, even if it is bleeding.

Heard around the house

| November 6, 2008

Artgal: “I hate it when I get cinnamon down my shirt.”me: “Yeah, I always hate getting cinnamon down my shirt.”Covarr: “Is this the voice of experience, or is this Instructables again?”

Note to Monkeytot

| November 4, 2008

While I appreciate your generosity with the baby, I wish you would stop feeding him. Snickers bars and horseradish stroganoff are really not ideal baby foods.

Whiteboard Idea

| October 31, 2008

I get these bees in my bonnet. When we’re lucky, they’re inexpensive or they pass. Today, it’s a moneysaving idea, and I’m looking forward to implementing it as soon as I get a chance to get out of the house. It’s a personal whiteboard for each kid old enough to read. If you homeschool, you […]