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Life is Short…Buy the Dryer Sheets

Life is Short…Buy the Dryer Sheets

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Note: this is a satire. I am not looking for advice or recommendations for dryer sheets. I’m using them as an example. ;-)

I hate static. It’s the bane of my existence. Who wants to lean down and kiss a sleeping baby only to shock both parties senseless? Who wants to kiss their husband and get whiplash from the head jerk after that unexpected electrification? You’ve been there. Ugh. It ain’t cool.

So, let me tell you…I’m hard headed. When I went through my EVERYTHING MUST BE NATURAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! phase, I determined to find a static solution that would work and wouldn’t kill me with cancer because everyone knows that dryer sheets and using the dryer will make your hair fall out and give you a permanent eye twitch…or something like that. Instead, what I ended up with was a permanent eye twitch from STATIC!

Now, I know this is only a problem I deal with in the winter. In the warm months, I dry everything outside and it’s humid so I don’t have the issues with static. I don’t have to worry that my Sunday skirt is sticking to my behind when I walk down the aisle in front of God and everybody.

I’m cheap too – so part of me didn’t really want to use dryer sheets because I could use that money for something else like uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Hmmmm. I’m not sure what else, but that’s what I kept telling myself. I’m really starting to doubt my sanity.  (more…)



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How I FINALLY Helped My Kids Sleep Better

How I FINALLY Helped My Kids Sleep Better

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I’ve mentioned several times on this blog how my children aren’t exactly good sleepers. Barry and I joke around that we haven’t really slept in almost 6 years. My Annie (currently 5 1/2) didn’t sleep through the night until she was over 4 years old. Four. Years. Old. FOUR. YEARS. OLD. I hated getting all the “does she sleep all night” questions…because really it made me want to lash out irrationally and poke someone’s eyeballs out. I’m just sayin’.

I read every. single. book out there. Really. Every single one. I thought each one would be a magic pill for me. Guess what? There is no magic pill. For every single child in the world, there should be a sleep book – because each child is different. And there isn’t a box you can put your kids into…because they bust out of there – I’ve tried. Even with duct tape. Okay, that was a joke (for those of you who are way too serious and were dialing the police).

Annie would have nightmares – she would wake up randomly – she would get up to pee – she would sing – she would talk in her sleep – she would walk in her sleep. It was as though she was afraid that by being asleep she would miss some great world event.

Andy has been a fairly good sleeper -but sometimes he has difficultly relaxing at night so he can go to sleep. I’ve started using some Relax essential oil from Plant Therapy and that’s helped him out a lot.  (more…)



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If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat – Kids’ Chores {free printable}

If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat – Kids’ Chores {free printable}

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Before someone calls CPS, let me explain. Every member of this house is expected to contribute. If you want to live here, you’re going to work. Plain and simple. And it’s Biblical – so just try and argue with me. ;-)

What happens if I decide to take the day off because “I just don’t feel like it?” Well kids, I know I should wash your underwear and fix some lunch…but yeah, I’m just not feeling it. So, whatever. I’m gonna lay here and watch The Young and the Restless while you play in the street – because I’m done being responsible and all that jazz. It’s just not for me.

Yeah. Right. (more…)



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I Am Not Crunchy Mom or a Whole Foods Blogger

I Am Not Crunchy Mom or a Whole Foods Blogger

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It has become more and more obvious to me that a lot of you follow me because you think I’m a whole foods blogger or a natural-living expert…or something else that I simply am not.

I am not a whole foods blogger. I am not an attachment parenting blogger. I am not a crunchy mama. If that’s why you are here, I love you – but your time might be better spent elsewhere. Time is precious, so don’t waste it.

One of the reason I quit blogging for a while is because I was questioning everything. I had made myself out to be this whole foods blogger who swam upstream and didn’t do what everyone else was doing. I didn’t want people following me or listening to what I had to say when I was starting to think some of the things I was doing just weren’t right for OUR FAMILY. I didn’t feel like I had anything to say. (more…)



Comment Policy: I love hearing your thoughts and input on what I write. Since I write about what works at my house, what pleases my handsome hubby and darling children; I'm sure we'll disagree sometimes. In those cases, do what's right for you and yours. As with any form of communication, please only post comments that move the discussion in a positive direction.

Groovebook – 100 Pictures for $2.99/month

Groovebook – 100 Pictures for $2.99/month

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I just wanted to write a quick little post (Ha ha! When have I ever written a “quick little post?” I’m too long winded for that.) about this new app that I found and LOVE. I don’t think many people know about it, so I wanted to tell you guys.

I have this problem – I take lots of photos, but I always forget to get them printed…or I’m too busy to spend time getting them printed. And then my pictures in the frames around the house are two, three, four, OKAY TEN years old. Or my mom says, “Hey…can I get some new pictures? Annie is still in diapers in these.” Oops.  (more…)



Comment Policy: I love hearing your thoughts and input on what I write. Since I write about what works at my house, what pleases my handsome hubby and darling children; I'm sure we'll disagree sometimes. In those cases, do what's right for you and yours. As with any form of communication, please only post comments that move the discussion in a positive direction.