Category: Family Life

Saga of The Spinny Hat

The Spinny Hat came home with us after a trip to the Wild Animal Park in June 2010. He had seen it on other kids as we walked through the park and was amazed.  Just look at the expression on his face when he tried it on, how could I NOT buy it for him?! …

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10 Things That “Piss” Me Off About Potty Training – “Crap”py products and advice that are supposed to help but don’t.

Humorous review of annoying advice and products for potty training. potty training humor, parenting humor

I originally posted this as a Note on Facebook in August 2011 as a way to comfort myself after our first failed attempt at potty training. I am posting it here because I know a few of my friends are in the midst of this fun parenting stage and I figured if it is going …

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Survivor Stories – Fairbanks Great Flood of 1967

Fairbanks Great Flood of 1967 - first hand account of the Chena River Flood in Fairbanks, Alaska in August 1967 and it's aftermath.

Fairbanks Great Flood of 1967 – first hand account of the Chena River Flood in Fairbanks, Alaska in August 1967 and it’s aftermath.

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wishin I could choose my own genes

It seems like I got the short end of the stick on this genetics thing. Considering I am 5’2 in shoes, you can bet that is the sarcasm gene shining through. Noooooo, I couldn’t get the Smith towering over 6′ genes, nope I get the shorty Vineys genes. And the sarcasm one. In all fairness that one pretty much runs through …

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Shh! Moms don’t have eyes in the back of their heads.

Moms don't really have eyes in the back of their heads, they use sound, or lack their of...

This may come as a shock to you, but Moms do not develop eyes in the back of their head when they are pregnant, nor do they get them surgically implanted post partum. I have recently come to discover the little secret to how my Mom “knew” when we did or did not do certain …

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