Resume for ‘Mommy’

Wondering where I’ve been for the past month?

I got a job!

After 13 years of being a professional daytime TV watcher (aka stay-at-home-mom), it’s time to bring home the bacon. I don’t think I’ll fry it up in a pan though.  Too much grease.  I’ll microwave it surrounded by paper towels to absorb the excess fat. Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July – turn on the Christmas music!

Happy Independence Day America!

What goes better with July 4th celebrations than Christmas music?

Huh?

Well duh – probably everything else you can think of other than Christmas music.

Now before you think I’ve hit the Founder’s Day punch a little early, there’s actually a method to my madness (this time). Continue reading

Your fireplace – sans fire!

Unless you live with Santa in the North Pole, I’m guessing your fireplace in the summer is like mine – nothing but a boring dust collector.

I’m gonna show you how to make it fabulous in hot weather without the hot flames!

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Child labor is a GOOD thing…

Okay, before you get mad at me, I don’t mean the kids in the sweat shops.  That is a universal evil.   I mean putting MY own kids to work!

What’s the best use for your Frugal Friday sponges?  Have someone else use them! Ha!

Today’s nugget will have your shower sparkling clean, and your kids thinking you’re the best mom ever!

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Old people rock.

Seriously.  Old people rock.  They’re awesome. (Well, most of them anyway.  We all know a curmudgeon or two.)

The wisdom from their collective experiences is pure gold.  Unfortunately it usually takes a bit of work to mine for that gold.  Lucky for you that I’ve got some fresh from the quarry, ready to share.

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Got teens who got zits? Get white.

You and your bank account will thank me for this one.  Trust me.

If you or anyone in your household struggles with the occasional facial anomaly,  you immediately need to switch your sheets and towels to all white.  (Don’t worry, you can still use them after Labor Day. Emily Post and I approve.)

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Frugal Friday

So it’s Friday.  And I’m feeling frugal.  Hence the title.

I have discovered the two secret ingredients that lead to great innovation:
an empty bank account and laziness.

Think about it.

The inventor of the remote control?  Come on.  That dude did not set out to change the world – he just didn’t want to get off his butt to change the channel.

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