Unlike the song by the Carpenters, “Rainy days and Mondays” never get Ava down. ;) Little brother watches from the window. Feeling green? Want to stop using those pesky plastic bags and use some cool reusable bags instead? Be sure to check out my giveaway. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, Sept. 26. :) More Wordless Wednesday.  

Jody and I are stealing away for a date night tonight. Yes, an evening out – without the kids! Aunt Carrie is babysitting and we are going out! Where will our night out take us you ask? For a romantic dinner? No. To a movie? Nope. A walk on the beach? (Yeah, I don’t know what beach either, but it sounded good.) Guess again. Jody and I will be spending our night out at … Ava’s preschool! ;) It’s the first of several scheduled parent evenings as part of the Waldorf school. Despite the fact that our night out will not be a romantic oneRead More →

With today being the fall equinox, I had this great idea that I was going to take some cool pictures of the moon tonight. At 8 p.m. the moon was shining brightly and the sky was clear. The conditions couldn’t have been better. By the time the kids were both asleep and I got my stuff (camera, lens, tripod) together to go outside and take pictures, it was 10 p.m., and, dun, dun, dun – the moon was nowhere to be seen. The clouds had rolled in. :( Feeling hopeful, I got in the car and drove around for 40 minutes wishing for a breakRead More →

Yes, I said oatmeal burgers. While that isn’t the technical name for them, that’s the name I dubbed them since they have 3 cups of oats in them. :) I recently gave this recipe out of Vegetarian Times a try and thought it was quite tasty. There’s a fair amount of prep work involved so it’s a weekend recipe for me (so I have help watching the kids). They are a great alternative to boxed veggie burgers and especially nice on the grill in the summer. (I meant to post this recipe weeks ago but just never found the time.) Chicago Diner (AKA Oatmeal) BurgersRead More →

I tend not to write much about celebrities on my blog. As a general rule, I find there’s just too much other stuff going on in the world (especially my family’s world) for me to discuss who’s doing/saying what out in Hollywood. But when I heard that Brad Pitt (and then Kevin Kline) recently made comments about co-sleeping, something I just wrote about a few days ago, it was a) timely, b) something near and dear to my heart and c) I felt compelled to post. From People magazine: Brad Pitt says he and Angelina Jolie are going to need a bigger bed – forRead More →

You may have noticed that I’ve added a few new pages lately over in the right sidebar under well, pages, of course. :) The first is the Contest page, where I will list contests of note that I’ve entered around the blogosphere. If you are ever looking for some contests to enter, please check out my list. :) The second is my new submit a product for review page. I’ve done a few reviews here lately (have a few more scheduled) and am interested in doing more. Here’s a bit about what I’m looking for (taken from that page)… If you have a product thatRead More →