My Day Snapshot
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My Life To-Do List
Currently on my Life Wish List:
Take a trip to NY with my girls and see as many Broadway shows as we can fit in.
Open my own girly shop, Madigail
Goals I am working on:
Being organized and tidy.
Teaching A that clothes sometimes are a good thing.
Teaching M patience
Projects I am working on:
Teaching M to sew, and wait patiently to be able to put our seeds outside.
Teaching A that sharing and taking turns are good things.
Knitting a blanket for my oldest friend who is having her first baby.
Sewing curtains, pajamas and dresses.
My 5 year old told me last night that she needed to look fabulous for school tomorrow. When I asked her why, she said that it was for this boy that she's been in day care with since she was 4 months old. She said that her best friend told her that
Asked on 30th May 2008 | 4 replies
I just watched a report about cyber-bullying on the news. Last month our local high school had a presentation about the issue and one of the speakers' daughter committed suicide after being bullied online. Have you had to deal with this issue? How
Asked on 19th May 2008 | 3 replies
I work for Nightline at ABC News and I would like to know if you live in the exurbs and are now feeling the hit of high gas prices. We are working on a story for broadcast and perhaps you could help us out. Respond here or check out the following l
Answered on 10th July 2008:
I manage 6 restaurants with 20-30 employees at each restaurant. I hear often that we are missing employees who are unable to come to work because they can't afford to put gas in their car. In the last month I have transfered over 10 employees to different restaurants in the area to be closer to their homes due to gas prices. I drive 2500 to 3000 miles per month. I have a Toyota Camry and I fill up every two days at about $60 per fill up. So that is about $180 or more per week that I spend on gas alone. That is the same amount, sometimes more that I spend on childcare and more than my mortgage. I have stopped using my car to run errands or do my shopping. My daughters and I ride our bikes, and I have a buggy that attaches to my bike for hauling our groceries, but that impact on my gas expense is minimal.
Business trip guilt -- how do you overcome it?
Answered on 10th July 2008:
I try to make sure I'm leaving laundry done and house tidy, to lighten his load. I also arrahge for either my Aunt, Grandma or our friend/sitter to "drop in." That way if he needs assistance, he doesn't have to ask. There's a great book that the girls always read when I'm gone called "Momma always comes home." I talk to them in the morning and at night, and I always get one surprise for them. I still feel guilty as I always do when someone else is carrying my mommy responsibility, but in the end I try to remember that it really is great for them to get Daddy time and to know that Mommies can go away and things will keep trucking along.