Monthly Archives: July 2008

Know Thyself: Goal-Setting, 24 Hours at a Time

One of the more disturbing realizations I’ve come to about myself is that my attention span isn’t that much longer than that of my almost-five-year olds. I’ve been reading a book in which the idea of setting goals was written…

An Ode to Soap: Amway’s National Spotlight Comes to Chicago

Most people think of soap when they hear “Amway.” And they are right, sort of. Almost 50 years ago the very first Amway product was a soap, Liquid Organic Cleaner. Amway was “green” before the term even existed. However, I’m…

Not A Lazy Sunday

One of the benefits of having little ones, is being “forced” to have a good time and explore, even when I don’t necessarily want to put in the effort. Today was one of those days when I would have been…

Good Response

About 40 minutes ago I destroyed our kitchen/dining room table. Unintentionally, I did something stupid, which resulted in the top of the table being broken in two. I’m all alone right now, as Matt took the kids downtown while I…

Forcing Apologies & Forgiveness?

There’s been a discussion on my Twin Moms Forum about whether we should insist on our children apologizing when they’ve done something wrong. One of the moms stated that not only should we have our kids apologize, but we should…

I Don’t Wanna Bore You With It But…

Yesterday we celebrated my husband’s 40th birthday. After a morning meeting and a stop at a new specialty shop to pick up a birthday present for himself, Matt decided to scrap any more work for the day and spend the…

Mailbox Money

The other day I got another check for my “work” on the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It all started when I answered the phone at 5 am on my 16th birthday. Who would’ve thought that almost 23 years later,…

Continuing to Find My Voice

Last night we went to a book release event for my aunt. I am so excited for her! Her first book is a compilation of writing exercises to facilitate even novice writers in getting their memoirs on paper. Her book,…

Ada and The Impromptu Meeting–Part Four

The final stop on our journey was with Char. At the last minute before leaving for camp, I emailed Alison, who is the Director of Training and Education, to let her know of our visit. I had met Alison about…

Ada a.k.a. Land of Gazillion Products–Part Three

Our next stop was meeting some neat ladies–Brand Managers for Ribbon and Personal Accents. Laura and Kim showed me the newest addition to the Ribbon Gift Albums/Cards available in September called “Celebrate!” Veeery sharp. Ribbon is the way to go…