Lucky Mom

Aug. 15, 2012

Cancun

Probably one of THE best vacations I’ve had in my life. I had been to Cancun about 20+ years ago; when I was single and stayed up late. I went with a girlfriend and we had a great time! This...

Feb. 14, 2012

Disney World

Wow! I'd been nervous about taking my kids to Disney Anything for a few years. I was sure I'd lose them to the overseas child porn trade or one would nose dive off a ride and die in front of...

Nov. 16, 2011

Men and Costco

I go to Costco about once a month. I'm sure I'm on their watch list as I'm always the mom desperately attempting to drive the vehicle-sized cart with an evil grin on my face. Sometimes I'm laughing outloud or even...

Sep. 18, 2010

Shopping Woes

I really don’t get it. Really. I went to buy some shorts and other hot weather duds as I have an upcoming trip to Hawaii. I figured since its still 90+ degrees in Austin, I wouldn’t have a problem finding...

Aug. 24, 2010

Gorgeous Website for Party Favors

I’ve reviewed more websites than I can count; one for my own curiosity and two for my husband who is always asking me to ‘rate’ a website as a ‘layman’. One website that currently advertises on my site, is Party...

Jul. 21, 2010

Book Review: The Road

Yes, this is a book of fiction. Why I picked it up in the first place is a mystery. O.k. not really such a mystery as I got it for my husband who wanted it last Christmas. Though I was...

Mar. 6, 2010

Procrastination a.k.a. Book Review from Hell - Part II

.......continued from (Procrastination a.k.a. Book Review from Hell - Part I) After several more months, I still didn’t ‘get it’ and either did my friend who lent it to me. Though she was more than patient, I could easily ascertain...

Feb. 26, 2010

Product Reviews

My husband has me completely conditioned to scour the internet in search of product reviews when making pretty much ANY purchase. It used to be for 'big ticket' items but after repeatedly hearing "What did the reviews say?" after...

Feb. 21, 2010

Procrastination a.k.a. Book Review from Hell - Part I

Wow, so what’s been going on the last month? Where have I been? Or have you noticed the ‘absence’? Actually, a better question is ‘Where has my ‘free time’ gone the last 2+ YEARS? Well, let me tell you. It’s...

Aug. 26, 2009

Backpack

I experienced a bit of a mishap if you will with regard to my ridiculously thorough and extensive investigation of children’s backpacks. As Alec has not needed a backpack before (in his prior school, they were ‘prohibited’) I, as usual...

Jun. 22, 2009

Parent's Pics - 2009

Hey, remember when I won the 'Housewife Award'? Probably justified due to the reason I won it. But now, I've been nominated as one of six best local Austin blogs. No, seriously. Yep, I've received 1% of the total vote....

Jun. 15, 2009

Swimming Pool Progress - f/k/a, Life Is Good

Thankfully the pool is coming along nicely as it's 100 degrees lately and the neighborhood pools are getting waaaay overcrowded. After my husband and I returned Sunday from our lovely 7th anniversary weekend 20 hours away, we took the kids...

May. 20, 2009

Life Is Good - Part Uno

My wet er, sorry, I mean pool dreams are coming true. We are getting a fu*%ing pool! I'm sick with excitement and can barely hold onto my composure. So much so, that the poor contractors have had to repeatedly deal...

Nov. 11, 2008

Airports and Grocery Stores

It was one of those “why didn’t I think of that’ moments when I read an article on Statesman.com about designating airport security lines for families. I’m sure families and those travelling solo will both be thrilled. Now, if only...

Jul. 13, 2008

July 11th

I did something weird July 11th. I’m so not a ‘line’ person as in with the exception of waiting my turn to ride a Sea-Doo or a killer ride at Disneyland, nothing to me, is worth standing in an idle...

May. 5, 2008

Product Review: HP Photosmart A826

I know I’ve ripped on various products in the past which is why I don’t get asked too often to review products. Hewlett Packard; however, did ask. HP requested I test a photo printer (and didn’t ask for a positive...

Mar. 9, 2008

Restaurant Review: BESS

My husband and I along with another couple were out in downtown Austin last night (no, really) and decided (after walking past 106+ options of which we couldn’t agree) to go to Bess for dinner. Bess is Sandra Bullock’s restaurant...

Mar. 1, 2008

BOOK REVIEW: Skinny Bitch

A friend of mine recommended this book to me saying how fun and enlighting it was to read. Being that I have just about enough time to read US Weekly, In Touch and People magazine, I was unsure. However, I...

Oct. 28, 2007

My Life Is Complete

I have a new entity in my life that has added such joy and contentness. I didn’t know I could be this happy. In the kitchen. As you may recall from my prior rant, I had a bad relationship...

Jul. 12, 2007

Buy My House

My husband and I have been trying to ‘brainstorm’ ideas on how to get out the financial ruin sticky situation we’re currently in. See, our house has been on the market a wee going on five months now (ouch)...

Feb. 14, 2007

Diaper Baggies

This is a cute product. Kind of a non-necessity but something definitely worth looking into if you’re like me and insist on a completely airtight capsule so absolutely no diaper matter stench seeps into my breathing space. Diaper Baggies are...

Dec. 11, 2006

Sleep Rocks

Ever since I wrote “She Hates Us - Why?”, Julia has decided to be a champion sleeper. I think she heard us praise Alec about the fact that he has always been the champ and didn’t want to be outdone...

Nov. 15, 2006

Writing Reviews

This Is A Paid Review (I'm so not kidding!) I’ve written several 'Lucky Mom reviews' for books I’ve read or products I've used for which I had an opinion and shared it here on my site. Like, Lunch Lessons ,...

Nov. 12, 2006

Bumper Bonnet Backlash

Wow, I wrote a Lucky Mom ‘product review’ awhile back on the Bumper Bonnet. I thought it would be fun to share with you some content regarding the hate mail I received. “…..I have a Down’s Syndrome child. Very rude...

Oct. 18, 2006

Three Baby Products I Love

As I’ve been a teeny bit preoccupied the past two weeks with this new baby thing, I’ve been a bit remiss on actually getting down on paper the computer, some great products I’m finding. More importantly, I’m also BARELY ensuring...

Sep. 22, 2006

Book Review: Lunch Lessons

If only every parent could subscribe to what author Ann Cooper and and Lisa Holmes are desperately trying to convey in Lunch Lessons, maybe we wouldn’t have a society of such obese children, sadly becoming obese adults. Lunch Lessons is...

Sep. 3, 2006

Bumper Bonnet - Even I'm Shocked

I spend a lot of my time reading product reviews, true crime books, children’s magazines and actually kind of testing out products, mainly kid’s stuff, because yes, I have the time. (I know how some of you just hate...

Aug. 6, 2006

Book Review: "I Hate Other People’s Kids": Cute title, not so good read.

I recently did a Lucky Mom book review on "Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay" which I really enjoyed. (Yes, since being pregnant, I read a lot since some of my other enjoyments are not considered very pregnancy P.C.) Now,...

Jul. 16, 2006

"Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay"

Wow! What a great book for the newer mom. This gal who wrote it - Stefanie Wilder-Taylor - hits the nail on the head on every topic covered in this great read. Being that she's from Southern Cal also makes...

Jun. 27, 2006

Dial-up Baby Monitor - (wtf?)

I wasn’t sure if I should run out immediately and buy this monitor (also, being so initially impressed possibly even considering it for this weeks’ ‘Featured Product’) or describe my somewhat perplexed thought process in reading more about this amazing...

Jun. 13, 2006

Top Five Parenthood Resources

Now that baby #2 is due in less than four months, my husband and I find ourselves back at sqaure one as far as making preparations for her arrival are concerned. We'd forgotten most details about what to expect during...

May. 29, 2006

eBay - Frustrations With Bidding

Okay, so there are zillions of people out there buying and selling like mad on eBay. It must work well as everyone seems to be getting something out of it. I, personally, use Craigslist for my selling needs (don’t really...