Archive | July, 2011

Parenting Survey? Pass!

31 Jul

I was online browsing for references for an article I was writing for a client when I received a survey asking me to input some data for a parenting research.  It asked me to provide some information about me and my kid. I declined to answer the survey, fearing that it would eschew their sample and thus mess up their study.  Here is why: Continue reading

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No-spill Bowl for Inigo

31 Jul

One of the better uses I have found for my hard-earned money is Inigo’s Loopa Gyro Bowl.  Read the full review where Inigo the Destroyer, certified Chef Tony’s popcorn lover puts it to the test: The Gyro Bowl versus Inigo the Destroyer.

All Your Bridesmaid Drama Solved!

31 Jul

Bridemaid AUnt Karen took care of Inigo when Mommy was busy with Maid of Honor duties. No drama there.

Ugh – almost every bride has been faced with it: drama from her wedding party. From infighting to unenthusiastic attendants to jealousy, there are many problems that can crop up. Learn how to resolve some of the most common types of bridesmaid drama. Continue reading

Coping with Single Parenthood

30 Jul

I consider myself a single parent, despite being legally married (in a church and all) for several practical reasons.  First, my son and I live in a separate home from his dad; second, I no longer concern myself with whatever (whoever?)  my (ex?) husband chooses to do in his spare time; and three, when push comes to shove, I am the one who must adjust and accommodate to make sure that Inigo gets taken care of.  Continue reading

Mommy and Inigo's Ordinary Afternoon

29 Jul

Warning: this is an ego-centric post.  Only for family, friends and avid Inigo fans.  Written due to insistent private demand. Continue reading

Mommy and Inigo’s Ordinary Afternoon

29 Jul

Warning: this is an ego-centric post.  Only for family, friends and avid Inigo fans.  Written due to insistent private demand. Continue reading

4 Ways to Good Mouse Control

28 Jul

I am not scared of spiders, cockroaches, or any other bugs but mice and rats are something else entirely.  It’s not so much that I find them scary per se but I am scared of the diseases that they bring.  For one thing, rodents can easily transmit rabies if they bite or scratch you.  And their pee can cause you to get a potentially fatal infectious disease called Leptospirosis.  And of course, let’s not forget that mice and rats love to destroy clothes too.  I hate them, really.  For this reason, this guest post by Michelle Anderson seemed interesting to me.

Ahh, you have a mouse problem. Don’t feel alone or ashamed. Even really clean houses can fall victim to these unwanted houseguests.

If you have mice in your house, try these mouse control methods to stop the invasion. Continue reading

5 Things to Avoid when in Debt

28 Jul

Nobody wants to get into a debt problem but it is becoming the norm these days. You may not have intended to be indebted in the past, but here you are, in a problematic debt situation. Is debt becoming a major problem? The best strategy to emerge out from this unlikely condition is to have the determination and the resolve to get out of it.

If you are in debt, you should be careful that your actions do not make your circumstances worse. Here are five things you should avoid for debt relief. Continue reading

Inigo goes to Cuts for Tots

27 Jul

Inigo always gets his hair cut at the Cuts for Tots salon. It’s more expensive than a visit to your corner barbershop but we (Ego’s Daddy Jay and I) think that it really is worth it. Read all about it in today’s review: Cuts for Tots Kiddie Salon.

Poll for the Designer Layette Set Contest– Vote for your Candidate!

27 Jul

Ladies, here is the poll where you can get votes to win the Sweet Pea organic layette set that retails for $49.99 from cornerstorkbabygifts.com. This poll is programmed to expire in a week, and as I created it using PollDaddy, you can be sure that not even I can tamper with the voting process. I listed the names of the participants in the order that they commented/registered. Happy campaigning and good luck to all of you!