Monday, October 25, 2010

Mama's Got a J.O.B.

Last week the idea came to me to check out doing magazine deliveries around town on a monthly basis like we used to do in 2007. So I made some phone calls and miraculously got hooked up with a great guy from a great company and now we start our new delivery job TOMORROW! Maybe I'm just lucky or something, but it's stuff like this that happens to/for me that makes me roll my eyes at whiners who sit around crying about money but do nothing to go out and make any. If I can get a good-paying job in my neighborhood that I can take my kids along on (no sitter costs) with flexible hours only a few days a month, then surely more moms like me can find something to do that is similar.

Women, I am empowering you to stop whining and start earning. My income sources include babysitting at my house, magazine delivery, ebooks and articles. And all with no college degree!  And if you do happen to be a writer, don't forget about my ebook (Get Published in Regional Parenting Magazines) to earn some extra income.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stairs, Thinking Outside the Box and My Kids

Isn't it sad how the space under stairs is so often wasted? Some people get creative and build cool little play or storage nooks under their stairs if they are able, but a lot of times this space is just empty.

I think we need to make stairs like doors ... you can lift them and store things under them and then close them. I understand there may be some structural problems with this concept, but I'm sure my kid Michael would be able to figure this out.

I thought I was pretty open-minded, but since having a think-outside-the-box kid like Michael, I think of things in new terms. I invent things in my mind that I think should be invented, even though I don't have the time or the money or the patent to put them into action.

Don't tell my kids, but they are homeschooling me more than I am homeschooling them.

4/17/12 obviously someone read this post because I saw this idea on Pinterest, only the drawer handles seemed to stick out, which could be a little dicey!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Ahhhh, Grand Lake, Colorado

After a few crazy days running around to every possible kid place in Colorado Springs, we got to Grand Lake, Colorado and let out a deep breath as we watched our kids happily play outside our hotel room by the lake.  Nature rocks.  More to come.

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