Countdown To Christmas: Giddio Audio Adventures

We often travel to Wisconsin to visit my family. It is a 4 hour drive, so are always looking for ways to keep the kids busy and entertained.  Bill hates to stop, so it is a long four hours.  A great item to check out for car rides, bedtime, and really any time is the Giddio Audio Adventures.  We listened to the Billy Brown Goes Hiking CD on our drive home, ...continue reading

Good week, good times, New York Times

Last week was a pretty good week.  My week started off with an email from a New York Times reporter wanted to interview regarding a post I wrote about Amazon's frustration free packaging.  Once I picked myself up off the floor, I emailed him back and told him it was okay to call.  I had a great conversation with their technology reporter, and I went on my ...continue reading

The Preschool Screening

My public school drives my absolutely bananas.  I wanted to get Madison's hearing screened just to make sure that there were no problems.  We thought maybe some of Madison's attention issues were due to her not hearing.  However, my school being the pain in butt that they are wouldn't do it unless we scheduled her to be prescreened for preschool through the ...continue reading

Future Blogger

I took this picture of Madison late last night. We had put her bed, and about an hour later, she came screaming out of her room. She was crying so hard that we had no idea what happened.  All I know is that I saw she had a mouth full of blood, and I ran her into the bathroom.  We still couldn't figure out what had happened, but we had her rinse ...continue reading