To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate

Yesterday I came across a mother on twitter who said she was not going to follow her pediatricians advice. Hearing her short tweet I couldn't help but to wonder what advice her pediatrician had given her that she deemed unfit to follow. Unable to contain my curiosity I asked her and her response was: ...more

Fun Fact Friday - Giving Blood Turned Me Into A Cheap Date!

Today's fun fact is that I gave blood for the first time ever yesterday. My coworker, and friend, Amy came to my office, grabbed my hand and said "Come on, you're going with me and giving blood!" Me: Um I am? Wait, I uh *tries to think of an excuse*, uuuh, I don't really like needles you know.Amy: *eye roll*. Come ON! Your covered in tattoos and you are going to tell me you don't like needles???Me: Well I mean needles IN my veins. That's different.Amy: Whatever. If you can get a tattoo you can give blood. ...more

Pretty Much The Best Photos Ever

This is my husband Rudy, around age 12: {click to enlarge} Does anyone else feel like his hat should say "vote for Pedro"? Or that maybe he was bred for his skills and magic? ...more

DOW Plunges, Jen... Cheers?

Call me crazy but I think it's exciting when the DOW drops really low. It's similar to the feeling of an impending storm. There is electricity in the air. People start to wonder. How bad will it be? What's going to happen? Will it change life as I know it? I find all these questions to be exhilarating, even if the answers might be negative. Some of it also has to do with my love of breaking records. For example, I despise winter, but if we have a super cold day that breaks the record low for that day, well then it's worth it. ...more

Old Turtle And The Broken Truth

My oldest daughter, Yuna, brought a book home from her school library the other day. It was called: Old Turtle And The Broken Truth I read it to her before bedtime and it turned out to be one of the most touching and beautiful children stories I have ever read. The pictures were breath taking and the story itself had me choked up while reading it. It was that good. ...more

Let's Go Tubing!

This week, on Thursday to be exact, Kayla will be getting tubes in her ears. During our appointment with the ENT specialist last week they hooked her ears up to a machine that tests pressure and fluid levels. She failed miserably. ...more

The Upside Of The Downside

Every time I turn on the TV there is news of another awful incident plaguing our community. Instead of getting depressed I think it's time we started looking for the silver lining.   Massive Layoffs:Better parking spots for those of us still working Peanut Butter Salmonella Scare:All the vomiting and diarrhea really helped people keep their weight loss resolutions. ...more

The Mother Of The Octuplets Speaks

And to think, she doesn't even have an Apu with a milk bag!! This woman is SCREWED! (although... not literally) ...more

Reason # 34253 Why I Love The Internet

The internet is one of the only places in the world where you can get paid for taking a picture of your lunch. Remember this photo that I took of a YUMMY fluffernutter sandwich I made for my girls? ...more

My Puke-A-Sourous Infected Me!

She was cute, innocent, and helpless. She looked at me with her big brown eyes, pleading at me with her pouty lips; "Mommy, I want my Mommy!!" Unable to resist her siren song I was drawn to her regardless of the vomit, snot, poop, and general grossness that was oozing forth from her every pore. As a Mom I look past all that junk. It's part of the job description. ...more