I See Little Green People

What you are about to read is true. None of the names have been changed to protect the innocent. I swear. ...more

6 great ways to save money for Earth Day

~ Elizabeth Burman, AKA "Almostgotit," blogs at Almostgotit.com ~ ...more

Airing Out Your (Clean) Laundry

I became quite obsessed with windows and fresh laundry in Italy. This is the color version of my current banner...Another thing that I've become obsessed with...constantly changing my banner. ...more

What I Find In The Laundry........

With four kids, laundry is something that is a never ending process. Washing, drying, sorting,  folding,  putting it away. As I am transferring the clothes from the washer to the dryer, frequently I run into surprises in the washer. Here is this weeks finds: ...more

Ten things I’ve learned about potty training

Potty training is one of those things that people routinely lie about. I don’t have absolute proof of that but I just know it to be true down to my bones. No one really talks about the nuts and bolts of potty training. So I feel the need to present the seedy side of toilet training. Your results may vary, but I believe these to be somewhat universal truths. ...more

The War That Never Ends

I have my sights set. It's a monster I am determined to conquer. I've battled this foe many times in the past and today it stands covered in whites. On other days in the not so distant past I was met with every color of the rainbow. No matter how many times I slay this beast it returns with a vengeance. I will not be deterred in my quest. However, I may be delayed in entering the conflict. I have many pressing responsibilities that pull at my attention. ...more


Well what an exciting evening I’m having: a committee meeting, half an hour of television and now I’ve just finished sorting socks. Yes, socks – straight out of the washing machine and dryer.  ...more

Co-dependency, guilt, shame, loss and other emotions that erupt when taking care of an elderly loved one

The process of taking care of an elderly loved one usually starts out slow like any relationship. Even if its your mother and you have a relationship the beginning of the caretaking process is a new chapter in your lives that you are starting that you have not experienced before. ...more

Realized Fears: Laundry & Dentist Appointments

So yesterday I was getting my son dressed for a Christmas party. The cute hooded snowflake sweater was all ready, and pants...ah, no good options for pants! Red sweatpants (TOO Christmasy with the green sweater), burgundy sweatpants (no), brown cords with a snap that never stays closed. Sorry, buddy, cords it is- I'll try to keep the sweater pulled over the waistband for you. I'm sure your little friends won't notice, and I promise to do laundry tomorrow morning... ...more


I cracked my knee over the corner of my bed last night leaving a bruise the size of a golf ball on my knee. It usually happens when I haven't made the bed in a couple of days. The bed gets resentful it isn't being taken care. The bed will actually reach its corner out to kick me in the shins. This isn't the first time. Its a hateful bed!! ...more