Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Princess Bride

Of course, I am.....

Which Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti

Lazy Town

My kids just told me about this show on Nick Jr. today - the main character's name is Stephanie! What a coincidence - that's my name! And I'm pretty lazy!

But seriously, after checking out the web site, there's lots of good stuff to get kids moving and eating right. The show is winning awards and making toys with Fisher-Price.

Monday, July 10, 2006

At Home

Asking myself the question - am I doing this?
A parent at home can create a cohesive family lifestyle in the midst of today’s rushed and media-distracted lifestyles. The at-home parent can hold down the fort during the day, provide loving care to the children, create home cooked and healthy meals for everyone and create a calm, peaceful sanctuary for the whole family. The home-based parent can be an anchor in the storm of daily modern life and a strong and living "heart" at the center of the family.

At first, all that was true. I had been laid off, we were just married and I was in my perfect world resting from a life of a working single parent of two. Then I needed a job, worked full-time at Target before getting my dream job at the library. For a few months, I worked at both places which wore me out considerably. After leaving Target, my hours at the library changed to Tue & Wed 9-2 and Thur 11-4. Now if that isn't the most perfect schedule in the world. So you would think that peaceful sanctuary would reappear. Umm, more like a mediocre pit stop.