Enough With The “Mean Mom”

You know what I’m talking about. The “mean mom” is the (usually) self-appointed title taken on by Moms when they say “no” to their children, and then tell you about it. It usually comes up when said mom is asking other parents how they handle a given situation. When Mean Mom finds support for her […]

iPod/iPhone/iPad Contract

After lots of discussion, we decided to buy each of our daughters an iPod Touch for Christmas. If you don’t know, an iPod Touch is basically an iPhone without the phone. Because there is no wireless service, you have to be on a WiFi network to access the internet. Other than that, it’s basically the […]

Stripped Down

Objectified and Design Is One are two documentaries that  offer an eye opening view into the world of design, a world with which we interact every moment of every day, but rarely recognize. A common theme to both films is the idea of good design being about removing distractions, taking unnecessary elements out of the way to provide […]


Somehow it is 2 days before Halloween and we have no carved pumpkins. I’m not sure that we will have time given our schedule the next 2 days, and I’m not happy about it. I am the keeper of the traditions in my family. There was a time after college but before marriage when my parents […]