Work Hazards of a Stay-at-Home-Mom

Ugh. My shoulder and arm hurt. Really badly. I’ve been up since 3 something a.m. because I could no longer ignore the pangs. The frequency and duration of pain has gotten progressively worse since Dec. 9th., the day of my vein surgery when I was bruised up from that (and it was that time of…

More Effective than New Years Resolutions? It worked for me!

Do you believe in making New Years Resolutions?  Or do you think they’re for other people because you know you’ll forget about them in a few weeks; or maybe as a perfectionist you know you’ll give up when you can’t meet your expectation as well as you’d like?  Even if we all gave them up…

My Varicose Vein Treatment: Full Story

Earlier, I posted my vein story in part.  Here is the whole story.  I hope it helps inform anyone who is looking for relief of their exhaustion and itchy veins and wondering what vein treatment is like!

Better than Toys

Every kid can easily make an expansive (and probably expensive) Christmas wish list, and have a lot of fun dreaming of what they want to receive.  I used to look at a toy catalog as a kid and write my own illustrated list to Santa. (I had an inkling it was really Mom and Dad…

The Stork brought me Varicose Veins

I’m in my early 30s, but I’m already taking after my lovely Grandma with her varicose vein issues. She’s had treatment for them, as well as a few other female family members, so I guess it was only a matter of time for me, thanks to my genes.  However, I didn’t imagine varicose veins would…

The Surprising Outcome of my No Credit Month in 2019

A few days before November, I don’t recall what prompted it exactly, but I spoke to my hubby asking him to be on board with a “No Shopping November” challenge.  Considering a few recent purchases (but not knowing we’d need a lot of work on our vehicle), he agreed that would be a good idea. …

My Letter to the FTC about the COPPA law’s Effect on Youtubers

Dear FTC members, I am both a parent and a content creator/artist on Youtube. I would urge you to rethink the current rules and how vague they are, because the vagueness is very threatening to many channels. Music is especially important to content creators making their content have energy, and the music used should be…

End of Week 3 No-Credit Challenge

Yesterday I found myself pacing in the kitchen and looking in the fridge.  Spring salad mix got used up after week one, baby carrots after week two, apples after week three.  Just a few avocados and radishes left in the produce bin.  Oh yeah, and the inner part of a head of lettuce left.  (Iceberg…

I did WHAT to Save Money?

Well, I’m half-way into my No-Credit November Challenge, and I must admit I’ve made a few risky fashion decisions lately…Not risky to my finances, but they were financial decisions. I’m determined not to spend money! But what should I do when I CANNOT STAND any more bad hair days as my pixie haircut grows out??…