My infertility struggle begins again...

Ughh... here I go again. It's 254 am and my normal bedtime of 11 pm has since passed. I've begun this obsessive research mode that I can't seem to break.   See, my husband and I have decided to go thru fertility treatments. We just recently got married but, I have already been thru this once before with my first husband. I guess it's a blessing in disguise that he and I never conceived as it didn't work out but, it still doesn't lessen my fears or anxiety.   My diagnosis is "tubal factor"....more

Add a Little Do-Goodness to Your Valentine's Day

On Sunday, February 14th, thousands of people will exchange cards, go out to dinner, eat chocolates, buy flowers, and give gifts for Valentine's Day. If you're celebrating, why not add a little do-goodness to your Valentine's Day?Cards...more

I love the eco focus on this...way to go!

One Friday night, more

"Working Day and Night"

I haven't left any crumbs on Blogher for a while -- I think I have too many social-networking attempts going on, and it's definitely catching up to me by way of not having the time to update all of them!  Yes, I seem to be addicted to all of the social media.  Email, blogging, facebook, twitter, you name it.  It's pathetic and I may need an intervention soon. ...more

The Greatest Christmas Gift Ever

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20 Lists of Holiday Gifts that Give Back

My friend Gabriela of One Love Alliance forwarded me an email today from Slow Family Living that said:...more

I saw that you linked to it on your December 16th post. Thanks so much!

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Charity: Do Your Gifts Make Recipients Feel Loved or Judged?

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The Almighty Gift List

If there’s one thing that keeps my sanity in the holiday season, it is the gift list.  This is not your ordinary throw-away list like a weekly grocery shopping list.  It has become an invaluable resource throughout the year, as well as a record of giving through years past. ...more

I do this also on a spreadsheet. It really does keep my sanity. We use google docs that way ...more

6 Alternative Birthday Gift Ideas

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of stuff. No matter how many things I give away on Freecycle, or on Craigslist's free stuff classifieds, or to Goodwill, the closets and cupboards and drawers keep filling back up. Plus, I think everyone is feeling the pinch of the economic situation these days. It seems crazy for people to spend money buying more things. Below are a few ideas I've been thinking of telling my friends and family are on my wish list: ...more

 Hi Kelly, Sara and Lucinda,

Thanks for all of your alternative gift ideas!  ...more