Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Everyone's talking about how moms own the social networks, but you know social media's made the mainstream when Grandma is LinkedIn and using Facebook to school a bagel company on how to maintain a modicum of Jewish cred.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Hello, look at the sink faucet handles? Have you ever seen these outside of the movies?
Thursday, February 18, 2010
As an established mom blogger, I get invited to a lot of daytime events. I miss 99% of them because I'm working, but since the invitation I received to the Huggies Pull-Ups Potty Party turned out to be for an open event, I sent Josh. He was tickled to be welcomed by the Edelman folks as Mr. Marketing Mommy and reported back that it was a well-run show, what with Ralph Covert from Ralph's World singing a potty dance song, free tutus and boas for the little girls, face painting and caricatures. His only gripes: A spent too much time scowling on the dance floor and too many of the snacks contained HFCS.
I'm guessing event staffers won't be sporting these tees at the gym.
She doesn't look too upset here. Perhaps cause she's a pottying champ.
Neither Josh nor I can get enough of this new, truly brilliant Old Spice commercial. My favorite line, "What I have is an oyster with to two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds."
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
While I am conscious about the food choices my family makes--choosing whole, recognizable foods and avoiding processed and most prepared foods--I've been somewhat slower to go organic.
I've got a good job, but I'm the sole breadwinner in our family and we need to stick to a budget. We've cut back on our meat consumption so that we can afford to buy organic, humanely-raised meat, but I have a hard time justifying paying $6.00 for a gallon of organic milk when I can buy hormone-free for as little as $1.99. I've been especially troubled by the notion of paying a premium for organic milk when those so-called organic cows are being kept indoors in what amounts to factory farm feed lots. (Horizon Organic, I'm looking at you.)
Now that's changing. The USDA just imposed new standards for organic milk, requiring that those cows have access to pasture grasses. As you can probably tell from the bucolic images on the front of many milk cartons, cows are supposed to graze on grasses. Chowing down on corn in a feedlot makes cows gassy and prone to infections. And a gassy cow burps methane into the atmosphere, which adds to our greenhouse gas problem.