Ramblings: I Threw My Kids Out on My Birthday

You may think I'm the worst mom in the whole wide world but after you read this, you'll (hopefully) understand. Yesterday was my birthday and my husband took the day off to spend my birthday with me. We didn't plan anything special -- just breakfast at the local diner or lunch at Red Robin. We agreed that we'll go with the flow. The night before, he said that he'd take care of the kids in the morning so I could sleep in and I immediately had a grin from ear to ear. I don't know about … [Read more...]

{Update} Thankful for Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in 2011 #DisneySMMoms

(This is an update from this post from last week.) After reading so many heartbreaking posts about not being chosen for the 2011 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Disney World and how Disney was not fair with the selection process,  I decided to continue my story. I was already mentally preparing myself for the news that lots of other bloggers were receiving so I decided not to check my emails so obsessively like I've been for the past 24 hours.  Reason being -- I had not received … [Read more...]

Is It Possible To Have Thanksgiving Without Cranberries?

Photo credit The traditional American Thanksgiving meal usually consists of a huge turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing & cranberry sauce. Right? In our family, no one likes cranberry sauce so that is one food item we do not eat. One year I did attempt to make green beans and cranberries but no one liked the cranberries so it was a total waste of money.  I think I'll go back to the original way of making green beans which is just by adding salt & pepper. This … [Read more...]

Excuse My Blog While I Get Things Fixed

As you can see, my blog has changed -- just a tad. I decided on buying a new theme because I was told my site was too slow to load and things didn't look so good. So I went ahead and bought the Headway Theme. Why did I choose Headway over Thesis (heard so much about this theme)? I saw that Headway was much easier to tweak and mess around with because of its point, click and drag option with a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) format. I'm not an HTML or CSS expert at all. I know … [Read more...]

Top 5 Annoying Things My Husband Says…

I've been married to my lovely husband for 14+ years and I'm still madly in love with him.  I also still find him attractive but that doesn't mean I don't get annoyed by some of the things he says. Here's what he says that drives me bananas: 1. Where's the remote? -- Maybe if you would get off your ass, you'd find it. Most of the time he's sitting on it. 2. I can't find it! -- Well if you look right, you'll find it. It's not gonna pop out and say here I am! 3. What's for dinner? -- … [Read more...]

Motherhood: I’m A Mean Mom. Are You?

Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them, as my Mean Mom told me: I loved you enough to ask where you were going, with whom, and what time you would be home. I loved you enough to be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep. I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes. I loved you enough to let you see … [Read more...]

Ramblings: Do You Believe in Ghosts?

With Halloween just around the corner, there's tons of shows and movies on TV about ghosts, goblins and teen slashers.  But to some, ghosts are not only on the big screen. There are also tons of shows about "real" ghosts like Ghost Hunters on SyFy, The Haunted on Animal Planet, Paranormal State on A&E and many more. I was once a skeptic when it came to ghosts until I met my hubby (boyfriend back then). Although I never encountered spirits or ghosts, the stories he told would make my … [Read more...]

Unique Gifts, Custom T-Shirts and More!

It's not hard to stand out from the rest when you have sites like Cafepress.com.  You can get practically anything custom-made from t-shirts, mugs, hats to posters, stationery and caps -- the list goes on and on. They also have tons of pre-made design to choose from in case you're not feeling your adventurous side ;). If you're looking for a perfect gift for a teacher, you can buy them a couple of  funny mugs so they'll always have a good laugh while drinking their morning coffee or tea. I … [Read more...]

Where Do You Keep Your Home Computer?

Being that there are so many online predators nowadays, I often wonder where the majority of parents keep their home computers in the home. Before my last child was born, we had the extra room as our "computer room." Back then I wasn't worried about my kids entering a site that was inappropriate or them looking at videos on YouTube (there are some ridiculous videos on that site that should be rated xxx). Now that my kids range from 5 to 14 years old, I'm not taking any chances on anything … [Read more...]

Yes! My Prayers Have Been Answered.

Image: graur codrin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Finally! My prayers have been answered.  Thank you Lord! I tweeted a few weeks ago that I had to get a fine-needle biopsy because of an abnormal ultrasound (results showed spots of calcium deposits) of my thyroid. I stated I was scared on Twitter and I received so many heartfelt replies and concerns, I was beyond overwhelmed with all the "Twitter love," it was amazing. You guys made me feel so much better. THANK YOU ALL WHO REPLIED!! You know who … [Read more...]