So today is National Unplug Day?
This is obviously news to you as you are reading this online. It was news to me!
It seems every day it is becoming increasingly more difficult to get our kids to cut the cord.
Homework requires a computer or mobile device to look up information and complete the work.
Then there is the task of coordinating carpools and sports practice schedules and a myriad other things that occupy our kids’ schedules.
We actually had some success recently in our house curtailing Internet use. I wish we could take the credit, Armstrong Cable is the one who was able to alter our lifestyle.
Armstrong, who provides our Internet service, has started enforcing its data …
You all know I love a good deal.
But my husband is the real nut when it comes to finding bargains.
The other day, he sheepishly walked into the house after a trip to Walmart and asked me whether I loved him…
Most wives might fear the worst: He’s found a new woman!
Not with my husband. Such an announcement usually means he has found a great deal.
This time he stumbled upon boxes of four, extra-large CapriSun drink pouches for 25 cents. Since these are a favorite in our house, he picked up 30 boxes, filling our downstairs refrigerator.
His latest bag-filling event was at Target as they deeply marked down the Valentine’s Day stuff.
In addition to Valentines …
Just this week we were chatting about the “old days” — when our two teenage girls were little and how crazy their dad was (and still is).
The conversation was prompted when Craig proudly came home with a “Lego Movie” cup from a McDonald’s Happy Meal he had bought for lunch. Our two youngest boys are crazy about Legos — and the clever Lego video games — and now they want to collect every one of the cups being given away as Happy Meal prizes.
We were recalling how Craig haunted every McDonald’s drive-thru ordering Happy Meals to collect all of the mini Beanie Babies that were prizes at the heart of that craze some 13 or 15 years ago. …
Ta-da! What do you think??
To refresh your memory, here was “before”:
Words can hardly describe how grateful I am to Angel Brown and her beautiful staff at Salon Evangelene for the time and energy and creativity they put into giving me a makeover I love! I would cry, but I think it might ruin my makeup.
For those of you catching up, I entered myself in a little giveaway the salon was doing and was delighted to find out a little over a week ago that I was selected to receive one if its free makeovers. Yesterday, I walked into the salon, at 4018 Medina Road in Medina, to meet with Gina, an esthetician. Not knowing exactly what that …
The journey to a new “me” starts today. I’m excited and a little nervous about where this path will take me, but I feel very blessed to be on my way.
After almost 16 years of being a stay-at-home/work-from-home mom, soon I will be starting a part-time job. This job will require me to go into an office daily and interact with other people. In other words, no more working in my PJs and slippers! (Well, at least not for this job; I’ll still do some of the freelance work in the nights and on weekends.) I’m excited and eager to start (on March 1), and I really hope I can make a difference for others in the work I …
Throughout the month of January, Dickey’s Barbeque Pit (dickeys.com) here in Medina has been running anniversary specials. With the weather being so brutal in recent weeks, we haven’t been out and about as much as usual, so I didn’t get a chance to really read the sign outside the former Donato’s location until Wednesday night’s hasty run for Romeo’s Pizza and Asian Grill’s vegetable lo mein.
Yesterday, errands before his night shift and a trip to the pediatrician’s office meant lunch was on the go once again, so Craig and I stopped in to Dickey’s for lunch ($4.99 for a big barbeque sandwich, two sides and a big drink). When we saw the deal for today, we started making plans …
Thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, tomorrow is another day off of school for Medina County students, and, with another Arctic blast upon us, I hope it is the only day next week we have to try to keep them occupied.
I will admit, it was a struggle over the Christmas break to keep them from becoming zombies in front of the TV and video games. It was particularly tough on the extended vacation when it was too cold to go outside with a sled.
When Medina kids had a bonus day because of the water crisis, my husband and I decided enough was enough and shuffled our grumbling bunch into the SUV for a trek to Cleveland. Our …
Are you prepared to be your own school superintendent?
This is not relevant for my homeschooling friends; they already have answered that question affirmatively.
While they stay warm inside and happily on schedule this winter, the rest of us who send our children to school sit and wait, anxiously checking websites and phone messages for any indication of whether the kids will have a snow day.
In other words, we are waiting for someone else to decide whether it is safe for our children to walk or drive or be driven to school.
After more than 13 years of entrusting our children to someone else’s care, we have come to the conclusion — finally! — that we alone are in …
I stood at the door moments ago to watch, with gratitude, as the Medina City snow plow driver carefully piled the snow he pushed around our street into a mound.
My sons and their friends gleefully waited on the sidewalk for him to finish, then he tooted his horn and they cheered as he left.
They were very excited to slide down the mound and into the street. In our relatively flat development, it’s the closest thing to a sliding hill without getting into a car and driving to Reagan Park.
For these little bodies, it was just right. Short enough to not be too scary, steep enough to be a little exhilarating, close enough to not get upset when …
If you’re having trouble integrating the new Christmas toys and clothing into your closets, it might be time to weed out the old things that your child has outgrown.
In the past, such closet clean-outs might have meant a trip to Goodwill or another charity, or you might have stowed boxes for a garage sale when the weather warms up in May or June.
Thanks to Facebook, we now have another option: online garage sales. Here in Medina County, we have at least two — Medina Moms Sell It and Medina, Ohio Online Garage Sale. A third site, Everything FREE Site, popped up last week exclusively to give away things for free.
This isn’t like Craig’s List. Well, it might …