Even Pets Can Have Chores

No able-bodied human or animal would live in my house without contributing in some way to our householdOur pet guinea pig pushed his luck one day when I discovered why Guinea pigs are called PIGS. It is because they eat just like real pigs that’s why.I was losing patience with ours; every time I opened the fridge that little rodent would squeak like crazy, begging for another vegetable....more
I'm sorry to hear that your guinea pig was killed by a black bear. I heard a news that a pet ...more

It's Time to Stop Judging My Life on Others' Values

Over my lifetime, I have often found myself looking at my house through a different lens. ...more

Guinea Pigs Make Perfect Energy Efficent Grass Trimmers

This is your call;  this is your vocation; this is your witness to the world   I discovered why Guinea pigs are called PIGS. It is because they eat just like real pigs that's why. I was losing patience with ours; every time I opened the fridge that little rodent would squeak like crazy, begging for another vegetable. One day, I marched out into our garden and pulled out an entire stalk of broccoli and stuffed it into the guinea pig's cage. The entire cage was stuffed with greens, mini broccolis and a thick, fibrous stalk....more

Prime Time

We've spent the majority of the last 2 weeks out of town, and I am SO ready to get back into a routine.  That being said, we've spent so much time without a routine I am struggling with where and how to begin to return to life as we know it (plus add in 2 kids starting preschool!)....more

Division of Labor

A poll was recently released stating that men are now doing more of the household chores.  Where?  Who is he?  I have to wonder!!This new trend has not hit my house.  Even in this "enlightened" age, my household is still divided along mostly traditional lines.  I take care of everything inside, and the Hubby handles the big stuff outside along with the vehicles.  True, he's a mechanic, so that last part only makes sense!...more
The division of labor in our house is often 50/50 but sometimes tips 60/40 -- or more -- in my ...more

Giving It up to Get Things Done: Hot or Not?

On May's issue of GQ magazine, Kelly Oxford suggests bringing the spark back into marriages and long-term relationships by initiating a game of trade-offs. "You are -- let's face it -- whoring, but with a safe, committed partner," Oxford writes. "In no time, you're trading tricks for trips to the dry cleaner. You're making dinner for the kids, and later that night, you're coming twice." ...more
What's wrong with a little mutually enjoyable positive reinforcement?more

Panty Raid

A funny thing happened last week…I came home to find my husband knee deep in a pile of my unmentionables with a confused look on his face.“Um…What are you doing?” I asked. “Do you know how many bras, underwears and pairs of socks you have?” He asked in a somewhat incredulous tone. “Not exactly,” I hesitated. “A few.” “A few?” He stood up and brushed a pair of underwear off his pant leg. “You have a lot more than just a few! In fact, you own 25 bras, 50 underwears and 50 pairs of socks!”...more

The Leaning Sukkah of Flores

Today on CluelessMe.com I am going to walk you through what happens when the Flores Family attempts to make this for the first time: ...more

Five Daily Activities Improved by Listening to ACDC

Okay, I'm just going to say it. I love ACDC. I can't put a finger on exactly why I love the band.  I'm not really the head banging type. I've never ratted my hair or worn black leather. I have realized though, that certain activities can be improved simply by adding a little ACDC to the mix. I've listed a combination of these activities and songs below. Try them out at home and see if you agree with my ACDC hypothesis.Waking up in the Morning and Listening to "For Those About to Rock, We Salute You"...more

Glad to see there are some other ACDC fans out there in the blog-o-sphere. :)

Elizabeth ...more

Saving With Laundry

I am always trying to save money. I look back at my grandmother's generation and they saved everything, because they had to. We live in a disposable generation and don't try to get every use out of something that we can.Here are a few ideas in the laundry area on how to save:1. Re-use fabric softener sheets....more