Are Cell Phones Hazardous to Your Kids’ Health? The Jury is In and the Verdict is Unanimous

Young boy on cell phone under duvetTime to Stop and Rejigger The Masts.  If you have kids who are using smart phones, save them while you still can.

Here are some important reads.

Is Social Media The New Tobacco?

Instagram, Snapchat and others have a business model based on addiction. This is not how we want to be raising our children.

Notable Quotes:

““Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011,” Twenge writes, coining the cringeworthy term “iGen” to describe today’s young teenagers. “It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced […]

By | 2017-08-16T16:12:02+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Life|0 Comments

Best Way to Get Dog Hair Off Rugs and Furniture

Use a squeegee and spray bottle

Don’t waste your time vacuuming; there isn’t a vacuum on the market that gets all pet hair. I know because I’ve tried them all.  To pick up ALL dog hair, use a squeegee and a little water in a spray bottle. Mist the furniture or rugs with the spray bottle and use the squeegee to loosen the hair. You’ll gather every single pet hair, leaving furniture and rugs perfectly clean.

For rugs use a squeegee with telescoping handle.

This is my secret weapon. Works like magic!

floor squeegee



By | 2017-08-03T12:21:30+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Dogs in General, Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Got Wisdom Teeth Surgery? Get These Foods

So I’m guessing you can tell from the title of this post that Cait had her wisdom teeth out recently. Yep. All four. Nope. Not gonna show any videos or pics–though she was very funny.

And trying to feed this fussy eater–even when she has all her marbles and can chew–is always an adventure.

So what’s a mother to do when her child doesn’t like eggs, or Jello, or pudding, or pretty much any of the “typical” soft foods I could think of….

Mashed potatoes, baby food, orzo pasta with butter or cheese sauce, Naked smoothie drinks, yogurt, soup. That’s about all I could get down her. Until I found these 2 […]

By | 2017-07-21T13:08:37+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Life|0 Comments

Bird Songs – How Many Could You Identify?

My long-time readers are probably almost as familiar with the road I daily walk on as I am. These two decades started with Kiera 1 and Lilly, and continued with Kiera 2. She has been gone 4 years now, but I have kept walking, I guess as much out of habit as anything.

Lately,  I’ve used the walk as a kind of meditation to help clear my mind of work pressures. One of the easiest ways to push away work thoughts is to just listen. Listen to the wind. Listen to the insects. And really listen to the birds.

As I was listening, I tried to figure out how many bird songs I could identify.  And […]

By | 2017-07-21T12:43:27+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Life, Nature|0 Comments