Power Off Weekend II WOOHOO!!

An Amazing weekend I participated in last December is having another round and this time I'm determined to let as many people as I can know about it! The Power Off Weekend is organised by Malcolm Handoll from the Orkney Islands, who along with his wife, does his best to live as ecologically as possible. The idea behind the weekend is to turn off your electric (11pm on a Friday ) and leave it off until 11pm on the Sunday. A whole 48 hrs without TV, internet, radio, lights, fridge, electric cookers and heaters....what will you do? ...more

In 2001 I did this, although admittedly not by choice. We had a massive snowstorm that ...more

Today's the day my teddy bear had a picnic

The best laid plans of mums… never go according to plan. ...more

The Party

Kat Spitzer The Happy Hypochondriac www.happyhypochondriac.com...more

sjgourmet BlueBerry Crumb Cake

Sarah www.sjgourmet.com...more

Home-made valentines: what a treat!

Last year I totally forgot to send out Christmas cards, so I made valentines for my loved ones instead. This year, I had the pleasure of attending a "Make Victorian Valentines" fundraiser -- what fun! ...more

Thank Goodness It's Funny.

 Remember on Friday nights, coming home from school or work to get ready for TGIF Friday?...more

How to Stick to a Schedule, when you're a BUSY Mom!!!

 Lately, I've gotten several emails about putting your babies on a schedule like Brayden is. I thought it might be best if I answered you in a post in case anyone else was interested. I'm by no means an expert - this is just what worked for us and for Brayden. All babies are different and what works for B is just what works for B.I'm a stay at home mom....more

Infertility and Girl Scout Cookies

There will always be, I think, part of me that associates Girl Scout cookies with infertility.For many of the six years we broke down along the potholed, bumpy and unpaved road of the infertile, I saw the most amazing, wonderful psychologist who specialized in such matters....more

Suburbs of Our Discontent

If you’re interested in taking your kid to see a Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream's your best bet. There's rhyming, slapstick humor, dumb parents, and fairies. No evil or scary characters appear, and the overall silly quotient is very high. What's not to like?  ...more

A very merry un-holiday to you

It seems so unfair.We had Christmas Eve on Thursday and Christmas on Friday, then a nice weekend. We had New Year's Eve on Thursday and New Year's Day on Friday, then a nice weekend.And now this weekend? Nothing special going on.So I made up my own special un-holiday....more