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It’s impossible to cut the cord

25 Apr

2 years ago, we cancelled our cable TV. We have a Roku and Chromecast. When we watch TV (or rather, when the kids watch) we use Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime TV. We do not have a home phone number and its been bugging me. So I decided to re-activate our phone service. The price […]

In which I learn a lot about tires

7 Apr

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2 years ago we bought 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring. We like the car, but we have a lot of issues with broken tires. I seriously thought that perhaps we are just terrible drivers. We have had to replace the tires over and over again, and we have had our rims repaired 3 times and replaced […]

On raising boys

1 Apr

This article in Esquire Magazine gave me a lot to think about. Titled, THE DRUGGING OF THE AMERICAN BOY, it covers how 20% of boys are diagnosed with ADHD. According to the article 2/3 of the kids diagnosed with ADHD are prescribed drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall. These drugs, interestingly, work on anyone whether […]

On raising kids to be successful

6 Jan

I recently watched a really eye-opening documentary called the Lottery of Birth. The documentary is about a lot of things but overall it is about how we know what we know, why do what we do and why we think what we think. The film made me think about how I am raising my kids. […]

Teens Need Plan B

2 May

Plan B is the brand name for emergency contraception (formerly known as the morning-after-pill). It contains hormones similar to those in birth control pills and it is used to prevent unwanted pregnancy up to 72 hours after unprotected sex (or contraceptive failure). ┬áThe cost is around $50.00. Its not technologically advanced, nor is it an […]

4 more years

7 Nov

Obama was re-elected to a second term last night! We are so proud of the United States. Both sides agree that Obama’s campaign was more about what he did in the last 4 years rather than what he WILL do. That leaves us all guessing. Here is what I hope to see happen in the […]

Cost of emergency room care

15 Oct

I spent a day in the emergency room back in August. They thought I might have appendicitis so I was there for around 8 hours for observation. During this time, I had a CAT scan, blood tests, urine test and a few doctors came to examine me. They figured out that I had a kidney […]

47% of people don’t pay taxes?

18 Sep

Mitt Romney perhaps revealed his true personality in Mother Jones’s secretly taped video that was released yesterday. When I hear people talk about it, they keep saying that 47% of people don’t pay taxes. Which is false. Romney stated that 47% of people do not pay INCOME TAX. Its an important distinction. The 47% that […]

I am a job creator

6 Sep

We own a small business and thus I am proud to say that we have become a job creators. We took on 2 full time employees during a recession. We have a 3rd part time worker. And my husband works in the business. I have heard both Democrats and Republicans pander to small business owners. […]

Why you should not buy pink baby gear

7 Dec

I highly recommend the book Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein. In it, she explains why manufacturers of toy and baby gear make stuff in pink and blue. And the answer (no surprise) is that it causes us to buy more stuff. For instance, my daughter got a gift of blocks in pink. The […]