- Jenny W
- I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!
Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Yeah so I know it's 50 today, BUT we got a glimpse over the weekend didn't we?! Of course with the sun--which I L O V E--comes the concern over yet another debate for us mommies (because I love to stir up debates!) over the toxicity of sunscreens. Some naturopaths actually advise against sunscreen, even the natural ones (did you guys know that?!) because even the "good ingredients" can block our skin's own natural absorption of vitamin D. Our bodies are SUPPOSED to be exposed to the sun! But there's no arguing the dangers of skin cancer either. So what's a mom to do? Research! Here's what I found: throw your sunscreen away if it has: Octyl Methoxycinnamate (also known as OMC), Dioxybenzone, or Oxybenzone. There are other bad guys too, look it up when you get an hour:) Look for sunscreen that does contain: green tea, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. These "good ingredients" nurture your skin from the inside, so it's moisturized and absorbs vitamin D (most of us in the midwest have vitamin D deficiencies because we spend so much of the year indoors). So do your homework, comb the healthfood stores, probably spend more money than you would on sunscreen... but then ENJOY! Beach here I come... (crap it IS ONLY 50 HERE TODAY...)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Thursday, May 15, 2008
First of all let it be noted that I have a love/hate relationship with Spongebob. The storylines are hilarious but the voice REALLY grates sometimes! Same with Dora; we've pretty much "outgrown" her in our house-- say the 10 and 7 year olds, until an episode comes on they haven't seen before and then they force themselves to forgive her for targeting preschoolers. (Don't tell their friends). Anway this weekend is the Kouts town garage sale, a day when cheapies and their families (of which I am the queen!!) come to search for wares they don't need--that will most likely end up in next years garage sale! Alas that's the fun of it, and we're all quilty. I am perhaps most guilty of all, in that I am taking advantage of the hordes this weekend by shamelessly showing off Spongebob and Dora IN PERSON out in front of my store. I've hooked up with a husband/wife team in Wheatfield who do kids parties for a living, and it should be a HOOT. But if you come and see my "big kids" talking to Dora, again, promise n o t t o t e l l t h e i r f r i e n d s :)
Monday, May 12, 2008
THis past Friday was Parkview Elementary's annual Friday Night Live, the all night lock in for 4-5th graders. The theme was Night at the Museum, and we (the grown-ups) transported the gym into a museum of native american artifacts, a real working volcano, totem poles, and Mr. Dum-dum from the movie. It was a hoot...and EXHAUSTING. And...I have 3 more to do between Sky and Hannah. I may never recover.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
The older I get the dumber I get... or it's just that today's children get smarter faster. Yeah, that's what I'm goin' with. :) Skylar had a fourth grade book report due Thursday, her last one of the year, and we finished a day early and put it in the backpack to go to school. Yay! Except she informed me 2 DAYS LATER, in the morning on her way out the door, that she lost the book report and her teacher wanted to know if I knew where it was. What?! No I don't know where it is and...um...why should I?! Then we were at the drive up ATM the other night and my brilliant Hannah sees the Braille numbers on the buttons. "Mom, why do they put Braille on the numbers of a drive through ATM if blind people can't drive?" What?! I don't have the energy at the end of the day to come up with Q U E S T I O N S, let alone A N S W E R S !! Someone smarter than I can take over this ride please, I'd like to get off of it for awhile...