Cheesecake & Restraint - Never the twain shall meet...

Busy, busy, busy <----My day. Lots to do. Although, you wouldn't know it by the rate at which I am moving. By that I mean, I'm NOT moving - just the fingers, across the keyboard...and an occasional scratch or wiping the sleep out of my eyes. Coffee appears in my hand, but I'm not entirely sure how it got there. I might want to be careful about what I type, since only my fingers are awake and lack the filter my brain often provides. brain will get over it, I'll just buy it a drink and tell it how smart it is. ...more

Having It All

I am feeling a little defeated today.  One week back at work and things at home are already starting to slide.  I can’t seem to get it together in both places at once.  I am starting to really resent the feminists who told me I could have it all.   When I was at home I still couldn’t figure out how to do everything I wanted to do.  I could just never seem to make a “real” dinner--the definition of “real” being not chicken nuggets, hot dogs, pizza or macaroni and cheese.  Still, I was on top of all school forms, the laundry got done (although not...more

A DIY clean for an OCD happy.

When I am stressed I do the obvious things. I read, I veg in front of Netflix watching bad movies and sci-fi series that I never would have known about if not for the internet. I nap - sometimes a little too much. I try not to yell and snap at the those around me trying to be helpful when I just want to be left alone. But days like today, when my life is in complete chaos... Days like this the little things don't help. So it's days like these that I clean....more

Baking soda and castile soap is my favorite way to scrub sinks and tubs. It really does get ...more

My Dirty Little Laundry Secret

Oh, the difference 2 hours can make!...more

What Every Teen Needs to Know

By the time our kids reach their teenager years, we can see the end in sight.  Of course we’ll be jumping for joy sad when they take that next step of independence to find a place of their own or move away to college.  But let’s face it, who wants to still be raising their children when they’re 35?  To ensure this doesn’t happen, there are some very basic skills that every teenager should know. If I’ve missed any, be sure to add them in the comments....more

Excellent, excellent point! I've seen way too many teens put photos and status updates up on ...more

Homemade Laundry Detergent: It works!!

A couple days ago I started reading about making my own laundry detergent and fabric softener. So I decided, after some research, that this would be a really good way to save some money around the house.......more

My Life (and Death) with Laundry

By Kristin Fast, Lifestyle Editor and In-House Wit-Cracker With the rare exception, I do a load or two of laundry everyday… every. Single. Day. We are a family of 5, with two of those five being teenage boys… (teenage boys will wear three shirts in one day, but the same pair of pants for a week) which I am sure makes it clearer why I am engaged in a never ending battle for clean clothes dominance....more

In which i discuss the laundry

In which I discuss the laundry I don’t do laundry.  Not because I can’t but because it’s just been forbidden.  You see, Kevin has a problem with the way I do laundry.  It’s not that it’s difficult … you just put the clothes in the washer, add the detergent and turn it on.  When that’s complete, you simply put it in the dryer.  No… that part I can handle.  It’s the next part where we run into complications. I’m a person who isn’t bothered by the petty details of life … and Kevin is an engineer.  You get the picture....more