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Why Buy it When I Can Make My Own?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
By Glinda


Yes, you’re reading that right. It says Momspit on that thar bottle.

This product bills itself as “inspired by the original” and is a “no-rinse hand and facial cleanser.”

I think if I were to make this myself, I would need to get a big jar and just sort of expectorate in it any time I walked by. But I couldn’t always guarantee that it would be green-tea scented.

via Boing Boing Gadgets

Babies Banned by Obama!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
By raincoaster

 Crowd surfing on hope

Could I be sensationalizing things a wee bit? Moi? Nevah!

Babies themselves have not actually been banned by the President-Elect, but on the occasion of his inauguration security has gone out of their way to make sure that parents have every reason to stay home with their children, rather than bring them to see the parade and other festivities.

From Gawker:

“Officials are banning all strollers and backpacks and make a point of saying on their Web site that ‘there are no childcare facilities provided to attendees,'” reports the Washington Post

According to the Senate’s official inauguration website, “Due to increased security and space constraints, strollers are not permitted on the Capitol grounds.”

What next, wheelchairs? No, he’d never do that; old people can still vote!

The Unexpected House Guest

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
By Glinda


Photo by Richard Whittaker via Austin Chronicle

You know what I never expected when I learned I was to become a mom?

The Mess.

Oh sure, I knew that babies need to be bathed and have their diapers changed, and that when they are learning to eat, baby food can be splattered on walls four feet away if the wind conditions are right. And of course, they could not pick up after themselves. No surprises there.

But then silly, naive me thought that with increasing age, there would be a decrease in the amount of The Mess.


Maybe it is just my son, but he cannot seem to go anywhere without The Mess following him. Because even though there is no longer baby food splattered on the floor beneath his chair, make no mistake that there are significant amounts of whatever he just ate within a two foot radius or so.

The older he gets, the more intricate and smaller are the pieces of toys that he plays with. Think, if you can, of a regular Lego container that holds probably four thousand Lego parts. That’s how small some of them are. Resulting in perhaps not a bigger Mess size-wise, but one containing more parts per million than when he was younger.

I’ll be honest, The Mess is starting to taunt me. It keeps telling me that it loves it at my house, and it doesn’t ever want to go away.

And really, now that I have named it, The Mess will really start to get comfortable and begin leaving dirty socks around and demanding that I get it an apple juice. In a cup. With ice.


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