Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mom's New Home

Guest Blog 
Author: Joyce Mccall

When my mom got moved into an assisted livingI thought it was the end of the world – I would have given anything if I could have afforded to move her in here but there was just no way we could do it with all the kids still at home. We got her set up in a really nice place though and she seems to be liking it and making lots of friends but I still really miss her a lot since she’s about 45 minutes farther from our house than she was before. Her place has http://www.TVBYDIRECT.com satellite so I subscribed, too and we try to get on the phone and watch American Idol together every week so we can stay in touch. I know she looks forward to it and I really like reconnecting with her in this way and it makes me feel better to know she’s happy and lucid when I talk to her. I wish I could do more for mom but I’m doing the best I can!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Revolving Refrigerator

Have you ever noticed that the fridges in most homes with work from home parents in them is like a revolving door. My work space is currently my kitchen table and I never noticed how often that door swings open and closed in a day until recently. It is far too easy to simply go to the fridge and pull something out for everyone in the house. My 2 year old has even gotten in on the act when he says "juice" and proceeds to the fridge opening the door and removing the container of juice. I'm usually so busy rushing to make sure it doesn't end up on the floor that it never occurred to me how easy that was for him to do and how often we all do it throughout the day as we spend most of it together.

Taking into account how much time we spend in the house I suppose it is not unreasonable to assume we would be in out and of the big box frequently throughout the day. I wonder if this has an impact however on how much we eat. Are we going to it because it is there and easy to access? I also wonder if perhaps it isn't time for a new fridge, one with a bit of a better efficiency on my power bill. Thanks to some great new refrigerators you can actually open just the section that you need and not the entire fridge. This is great in our house and would probably save me a ton of money. The things you learn when you work from home.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Finally They Get It!


I am sure you are all much like me and find yourself after each child wondering when the pounds are going to finally come off and bring back my tummy. They have a couple of great new products out now to help those of us who need the extra help. One great development is a tummy control swim suit. This is a great concept for those of us who need a helping hand when taking the kids to the beach. The styles that are coming out these days are geared more toward those of us suffering with a normal figure. For example I recently found this amazing plus size sequin dress.  Now years ago you never would have found something so creative in a bigger size.

In addition to catering to the slightly larger size of many of us busy moms they are also developing some pretty creative ways to combine the common sense necessity of a mom with style by creating things like a lunch bag purse. For great control and a beautiful look no matter what you are doing with the kids they make a great lace cami bra that will go with just about anything. This gives you the fast change over from mom to date night in minutes.  The world has come a long way to catering to the busy mom who wants to also feel like a woman.