Category: Recommendations

Writer’s Block Presentation Overview

I met so many amazing people at I_Blog last weekend, and one of those was a fellow Iowan, Emily Muhlbach, who is Media Relations Manager at Mount Mercy University. Besides being very sweet and funny, Emily is also a writer and has a blog with a great title —...

Kitchen-Aid Wants to Rescue Your Appliances

Growing up, we had orange kitchen appliances. I believe “poppy” was the correct term for it, although it was more of a burnt orange than a bright. They went with our orange kitchen curtains. And kind of went with our white and yellow Formica table and chairs. Looking back,...

Rock on with the School of Rock

One of our family’s go-to movies is School of Rock. One reason is that the boys find Jack Black all-too hilarious. Another is that it’s just a feel-good movie about gaining confidence. And yet another is that music is in our blood. No, neither husband nor I sing well—at...

October: Get the most of your 31 days

Yesterday I told you that I was going to make some changes in October. I already relinquished the cockatiel we’ve had for 9+ years to the ARL to simplify life here and give Fluffy a less-stressed life. I’m determined to have made some real changes in this place I...

3 Boys + 1 Husband = Lots of Underwear

I buy underwear as often as I buy milk. I only wish I were kidding. Every time turn around, one of the boys is in a different size. Sometimes I fail to notice until it’s bordering on neglectful. Case in point: Boy #3, who is now 6, occasionally has...

The (Rare) Cleaning and Organizing Post

Since it’s already been a week since Labor Day and I’ve already shared with you the Labor-Less part of my Labor Day weekend, I thought I’d better prove to you that I made good on the “Labor” part of the holiday as well. Before, you know, it’s Halloween. I...

Healthy lunches — and a giveaway from Libby’s

***Congratulations to #5, Elaine! You were randomly selected as the winner of the Libby’s giveaway! Thanks to all who entered!*** Do your kids eat school lunch, or do you pack their lunch? Although it’s much easier to just send them off to school at the mercy of the school...