Essence of the Lady Nerd

This is the first blog post that started the collaborative project that is She's All Nerd. The lady nerds are, of course, a smaller subset of the female population as a whole, but it's an important one. It's one that gets overlooked by companies catering obsessively to their male market, one overlooked socially by the male counterpart, and one that gets overlooked sometimes by their fellow ladies. ...more

Guys and dolls (no, not the musical)

If I was to give my son a baby doll today, he would hand it back to me with a "no thank you, Mommy," and continue playing with a car or truck. I know this, because I've tried it. This just tells me that...more

Why I'm thankful my husband is a gamer

I married a gamer; and I am glad that I did.Playing video games is just one of my husband's many hobbies. It is one that we occasionally do together (before I was pregnant, we used to have Wii Wednesdays where I would do my best to defeat him at bowling and tennis). But playing video games is not something I engage in as often as he would probably like. (Sorry, honey.)...more

My Answers to the Pivot Questionnaire

 “Inside the Actors Studio” is a TV show where host James Lipton interviews famous actors about their careers. Each interview ends with the actor answering 10 questions, originally written by Bernard Pivot, known as the Pivot Questionnaire....more

3 Day Detox Grocery List

Here is the grocery list for the three day detox. It may seem like a long list of items, but many of them you probably already have stashed away in your cupboards. The fruits can be used fresh or frozen depending on what is in season in your area. I tried to use a similar recipe scheme so that ingredients could be bought in more of a bulk form to save more money....more

Say cheese! Introducing KIDO’Z New Camera and Personal Photo Galleries

 KIDO’Z is excited to tell you about the new version of our Kid Mode Android app that will make parents and kids SMILE!What’s new?Kid-friendly CAMERA feature that supports both front and rear device camerasPERSONAL galleries for each kidSupport for new Android KitKatWant to hear more? We’d be happy to give you the details.PERSONAL GALLERIES for each CHILD ACCOUNT...more

Why you should eat cake for breakfast and tips for other family traditions

Sometimes my mom let us eat cake for breakfast. (Maybe "let us eat cake" is the wrong phrase. Maybe I should say "turned a blind eye while we devoured leftover cake.") It wasn't often, but it's something I have vivid and fond memories of from my childhood. (Now that I think about it, I am pretty sure she was eating that cake with us. So, thanks, Mom!)...more

Batman Party

What Teachers REALLY Want for Christmas (Aside from Motivated Students and Job Security)

Each year during my childhood, my mom's family would gather on or around Christmas at my grandparents' house.  My uncle (a music director in a private school) would bring a large box of gifts he had received from dozens of students.  He did this in hopes of pawning them off to my brother and me.  We thought we had hit the jackpot; a second Christmas, of sorts, since the gifts ranged from homemade muffins to Godiva chocolates to musical ornaments.  It never made sense why my uncle would voluntarily part with such treasures.  Looking back with keen teacher eyes, I finally see my uncle's annual holiday dilemma: keep and eat all gifts received whilst combatting indigestion and having a little less closet space than last year, or use what can be used and part with the unnecessary....more
I wish I'd read this back when my kids were still in elementary school!  I have a friend who ...more

I’m a Words With Friends Failure

Growing up, most of my friends refused to play Scrabble with me. Not only was I a "big word" person, I was obnoxious about winning and completely oblivious to how rude I could be. The only person who would consistently play with me was my Mum who not only wanted me to be a "big word" person but also cheated like no one you've ever seen. She even cheated at Monopoly....more
lol OK you're gonna like this... when I joined words with friends, because once again MY MOTHER ...more