Monday, January 18, 2016

How to buy a used car

I have bought my fair share of used cars. In reality, probably more than necessary but hey, we like cars. You, however, may be fairly new at this and don't really know where to begin.  Here is my guide for how to go about buying a new used car.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Browsing the Internet more safely. Step 1 - block ads

So often people ask me, "Kimmy, how can I be safer while browsing the Internet?" and I have some ways that I do it and thought I'd share. Firstly, what do I mean "protect" yourself?  Obviously we all know not to download sketchy files from odd places on the Internet, right? (Don't download random files from places that I wouldn't trust... that's such a bad idea) Unfortunately, that's not enough. Ads on websites are bad in 3 ways. 

  • They're annoying. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mourning for a baby that hasn't come...yet

I have a super happy, healthy, adorable 2 year old. He has taught me love that I had always heard described but I didn't understand until he came along. Every day is filled with laughter, hugs, cries (I mean, he IS two), and love. We have such a great little family. But then every month right around my woman time, I secretly mourn for the baby that I don't have yet. I'm pretty sure the hubs would decide that I'm crazy if I ever told him this so I keep it to myself. Each month a day or two before my cycle is due I start fantasizing about how great it would be to finally fall pregnant again. I stop eating sushi and taking medicine, I prepare myself for the big fat positive pregnancy test. I over analyze every twinge in my stomach thinking it's morning sickness. Then I feel sadness, utter sadness because it's another month where I'm not pregnant. As I stare down my 36th birthday I'm starting to wonder if I'll get to see another positive pregnancy test of my own. My whole life the idea of having multiple children was a given, of COURSE I'll have at least 3. I had never really thought what life would be with one.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Why I'm not potty training

O is 2 which I guess is the magical age where he should be potty trained. He has not interest in the toilet except to put pieces of toilet paper in it so I'm not even going to try because I know it won't work. But this is a good thing in my mind.

So your toddler is potty trained, do you know what comes next for the foreseeable future? Changing wet clothes, wet sheets in the middle of the night, always asking if you have to go to the bathroom before you leave, while you're out, before you head back. That's a lot of stress I'm fine with waiting a little while longer for.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Life Resolutions

Eat better, exercise more, give up caffeine. All great New Year's Resolutions that look good on paper and will undoubtedly be broken by March.

I found one area that I wanted to improve upon and made a resolution to be a better person, regardless of the time of year. This past year I started in November, about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving.

I will stop judging people.

Monday, December 29, 2014

The shower

During his bath he raised up the stopper on the bath spout so that he could have a shower. He wanted to turn the water on himself so he started pushing the handle and I helped him when he couldn't reach anymore. The water came on.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Toddler-proof that iPad

We have all done it. Offer your iPad to your toddler so you can have 10 minutes of quiet to actually get something done or handed your toddler your iPhone to stem a tantrum while waiting in line at the DMV. I won't judge you, I've done it too. I am not anti-technology with kids, as long as the sessions are moderated and far between I'm perfectly fine with allowing O to use my iPad.  C'mon, that thing's been a lifesaver, am I right?

So, do you have the same problem that I have with them, that home button is just too tempting for the little toddler fingers to ignore. They jump from game to game with blatant disregard for actually interacting with that education app that you researched and asked all of your mommy friends for advice about before installing. Ack! How did he get into my mail... don't delete all of my apps!